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Title: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: sprogs on November 27, 2019, 07:45:24 pm
I have tried several times to use face ($%£$$££"%)book but each time it kicks me out and demands personal info that I will not give before it will let me in.
I have tried opening a new account but it just says that an account exists at that address.
Is there any point trying ? Or should I just stab myself in the eye now ?
Liz
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: Pedal Castro on November 27, 2019, 08:05:19 pm
Give it fake personal info.
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: asterix on December 03, 2019, 10:03:36 am
Give it fake personal info.

Are you allowed to put fake stuff on Facebook :o
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: caerau on December 03, 2019, 10:20:32 am
The mic has been dropped.  Move along to another thread now  :-D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: T42 on December 03, 2019, 10:39:27 am
On Facebook I am an ex-binman with a degree in Contract Bridge.  This is not quite accurate.
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 03, 2019, 10:57:48 am
On Facebook I am a Quasi-Autonomous Unit working for Layabout, Slacker, went to skool at st custards and studied Sarcasm at the Leicester Institute of Brick-Throwing.  And it took an afternoon with Photoshop to prove my name is what I say it is.
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: Ian H on December 03, 2019, 11:26:40 am
On Facebook I am a Quasi-Autonomous Unit working for Layabout, Slacker, went to skool at st custards and studied Sarcasm at the Leicester Institute of Brick-Throwing.  And it took an afternoon with Photoshop to prove my name is what I say it is.

You, sir, are my favourite breakfast cereal (of the ones I don't actually eat).
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: Polar Bear on December 03, 2019, 01:37:56 pm
Just meh !

Think of all the fascist bullshit you aren't subjected to, grab a cuppa and relax.

Social media is just shit these days.
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: Ian H on December 03, 2019, 03:49:55 pm
I must be doing it wrong because I don't see much bullshit of any description.  I do know it's around, should I wish to indulge.
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: pcolbeck on December 03, 2019, 04:17:53 pm
I suggest running it in a container so it cant track your visits to other websites. Firefox has Facebook Container to do exactly this, there will probably be equivalents to do exactly the same for other browsers.
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: telstarbox on December 03, 2019, 04:42:30 pm
I open it in an Incognito tab for this reason.
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: Greenbank on December 03, 2019, 05:10:09 pm
I suggest running it in a container so it cant track your visits to other websites. Firefox has Facebook Container to do exactly this, there will probably be equivalents to do exactly the same for other browsers.

That won't stop IP address based tracking though if you're using it from a location with a static (or relatively static) IP address and a small number of users.

For example, using my mobile at home the majority of in game adverts I get on various apps are all job site related as my wife is using the same broadband connection for her HR related activities.
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: pcolbeck on December 04, 2019, 06:54:48 am
I suggest running it in a container so it cant track your visits to other websites. Firefox has Facebook Container to do exactly this, there will probably be equivalents to do exactly the same for other browsers.

That won't stop IP address based tracking though if you're using it from a location with a static (or relatively static) IP address and a small number of users.

For example, using my mobile at home the majority of in game adverts I get on various apps are all job site related as my wife is using the same broadband connection for her HR related activities.

Sure but they can only correlate your IP address with the websites you or others using the same public IP are visiting f those web sites are sharing that data with Facebook via a back-end. Facebook can't pull that data from your session or browser. The only way to prevent that would be to use an anonymizing proxy to browse the web.
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: Greenbank on December 04, 2019, 07:40:22 am
I suggest running it in a container so it cant track your visits to other websites. Firefox has Facebook Container to do exactly this, there will probably be equivalents to do exactly the same for other browsers.

That won't stop IP address based tracking though if you're using it from a location with a static (or relatively static) IP address and a small number of users.

For example, using my mobile at home the majority of in game adverts I get on various apps are all job site related as my wife is using the same broadband connection for her HR related activities.

Sure but they can only correlate your IP address with the websites you or others using the same public IP are visiting f those web sites are sharing that data with Facebook via a back-end. Facebook can't pull that data from your session or browser. The only way to prevent that would be to use an anonymizing proxy to browse the web.

Um, yes, that's the point, the data is shared with FB via the various analytics and advertising companies that serve the adverts.

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The only way to prevent that would be to use an anonymizing proxy to browse the web.

Even that may not be helpful, browsers often send or make available enough information regarding installed plugins, fonts, screen sizes, etc that you're often easily uniquely identifiable even with incognito mode and going through various proxies/VPNs. See things like https://panopticlick.eff.org/

It's a constant cat and mouse game and the advertising companies have a lot more money and resources than the people who are concerned about maintaining privacy.

What a strange game. The only way to win is not to play at all.
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: andyoxon on December 04, 2019, 08:32:08 am
Discovered recently that Sir Nick of Cl*gg is Farcebook's Head of Gobular Affairs...
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: Tim Hall on December 04, 2019, 08:39:26 am
Discovered recently that Sir Nick of Cl*gg is Farcebook's Head of Gobular Affairs...
He must have been using it in incognito mode - he got appointed in the back end of 2018.
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: Kim on December 04, 2019, 12:46:53 pm
Um, yes, that's the point, the data is shared with FB via the various analytics and advertising companies that serve the adverts.

And every "Like us on Facebook" icon on the web.
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: ian on December 04, 2019, 01:02:58 pm

What a strange game. The only way to win is not to play at all.

This really. I'm not so bothered about my privacy but I am bothered about the activities of FB. If you're using them, you're funding them.
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: mattc on December 04, 2019, 08:07:43 pm
On Facebook I am a Quasi-Autonomous Unit working for Layabout, Slacker, went to skool at st custards and studied Sarcasm at the Leicester Institute of Brick-Throwing.  And it took an afternoon with Photoshop to prove my name is what I say it is.
:like:

(I may need to get some detail from you of how to do this (I just want to change my name on there, but I suspect the solution will be similar ).)
Title: Re: Face F"£ckj%^g Book
Post by: fuaran on December 06, 2019, 05:23:17 pm
And every "Like us on Facebook" icon on the web.
That's the point of the Firefox container addon, it blocks those "Like us on Facebook" buttons.