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    Delete Facebook?

    Trouble brewing for Zuckerberg as shares fall by 10% and MPs and Congress want him to appear to explain how 50m profiles were accessed by Cambridge Analytica for political purposes.

    There is now a #deleteFacebook hashtag.
    Itís hard to delete your account as I found out a few years ago.
    I suspect they might even still hold some of my data.

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    It's a very dangerous tool in the wrong hands.

    Trump knew how to exploit it and so did his mate in Moscow...

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    GDPR is coming at the end of May, you have the right as an EU 🇪🇺 citizen to be deleted.
    Read up on it. They have 72 hours to comply and report your demand otherwise ť they are fined 4% of their turnover

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom_seen_kid View Post
    gdpr is coming at the end of may, you have the right as an eu ���� citizen to be deleted.
    Read up on it. They have 72 hours to comply and report your demand otherwise ť they are fined 4% of their turnover
    gdpr?

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    General Data Protection Regulation, thought you would know that OC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bedlington Terrier View Post
    General Data Protection Regulation, thought you would know that OC?
    Why? I’m an ape from Colne

    EU Regulations not my scene and I hold no data, nor do I Facebook twitter or Instagram and deleted linked in - sorry to be so. Inadequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bedlington Terrier View Post
    It's a very dangerous tool in the wrong hands.

    Trump knew how to exploit it and so did his mate in Moscow...
    So did Obama in 2012, and seemed quite proud of the fact.

    "The chief reveal in the Observer’s latest is confirmation of what’s been known for almost two years, which is that Cambridge Analytica may have breached the terms of Facebook’s agreement. They may have used Facebook’s data under false pretences. They may also have claimed to have deleted Facebook data when they didn’t, as the whistleblower alleges. Cambridge Analytica dispute this.
    The true horror, of course, is not that sinister right-wing forces can use information people share on social media to, as Wiley puts it, ‘mind****’ electorates. It’s that Facebook has all this powerful information in the first place. And what’s odd is that people don’t seem to mind data being plundered if the beneficiaries are the perceived good guys.
    Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, for instance, used one of Facebook’s APIs (application programming interfaces) and data to target voters. It’s clever and complicated, but what it boils down to is that Obama’s data scientists were able to persuade about a million Facebook users to connect their profile to the Obama campaign website. They were then able to access the profiles of these people, which also showed who their friends were. From this they were able to construct real life social networks, which enabled them to target many, many more potential Obama voters. “If you log in with Facebook, now the campaign has connected you to all your relationships,’
    boasted a digital campaign orgainser.
    Facebook shut down that particular API function in 2014, apparently for privacy reasons – although sceptics point out that they realised outside companies could use Facebook’s API to replicate the ‘social graph’ that Facebook makes all its advertising money from.
    What Cambridge Analytica did, in essence, was the same as the Obama campaign in 2012 – though they had a smaller sample group of 250,000 to model from.
    The ***** difference is that Facebook didn’t officially permit CA to use its data and API in 2016. It’s possible that CA employed brilliant Russian ‘psychographics’ to connect friendships in different ways. But data experts say that the psychological profiling techniques are not actually all that successful. The essential device – and the most electorally useful one – is the use of a social media group to model and target a much, much bigger one through social media. And the essential point is that when Obama did it, such practices were written up in glowing terms. His campaign’s social media tactics were widely lauded for harnessing ‘the power of friendship’. But when Trump or Brexit do it, apparently, it’s evil."

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    Actually.its dead easy to delete Facebook.. Takes about 10 seconds ,but once deleted you can't open up the account again.. There is a choice to de- activate it ,which gives you the opportunity to re-open again whenever you want to..

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    Old cloner, sorry colner... It is relevant for every salesman trying to call you.. Every previous company you have had dealings with.. They store information on computers.. So it's the end of cold callers.. Now that hopefully put a smile on your face.

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