Category: inte

How did Facebook climb out of this privacy san…

I write under a pseudonym and, because I’ve gotten some requests to post in a group there, I decided to create a brand new Facebook account under that pseudonym. I have a personal account (which I’m deleting soon).

I created a brand new google account (gmail/drive) under that name–no contacts, it has never received emails, it’s not associated with anything.

This is a brand new Mac. I did not clone another machine. I’ve never logged in to Facebook on this machine. Never touched my old (soon to die) Facebook account on it. I also have a fairly new phone and I’ve never allowed Facebook to touch that. I haven’t used Facebook in nearly two years.

All of this was done in an Incognito window. I was logged in to my regular (personal) gmail in a separate, non-Incognito window.

As soon as I created the new Facebook account (new name, new password, new everything, using the brand new email with no contacts, new everything, no associations, all Incognito), it recommended I add all of my contacts from my other Facebook account.

There is no way I can tell it should have known about that account. How did Facebook link these two accounts? Did it slither out of the Incognito window and sniff contacts from my regular gmail window? Something from my cache, even though it was Incognito? Did it do something with my IP? What the hell happened?

I went out of my way to be a new person in this instance and erect a hard wall, but Facebook climbed over it.

This new Facebook is also getting nuked the moment I figure out WTAF they did. I know they’re shady, but this… I’m speechless.

Here’s a screenshot.

Thank you!

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Can you encrypt a folder with multiple files i…

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A Couple of Highlights From Reddit’s Privacy P…

In light of the recent Congressional Hearings with regard to Facebook user’s privacy, it seemed that a review of the highlights in Reddit’s Privacy Policy might be in order. The following was taken from Reddit’s most recent policy:

“We collect the content of private messages between you and other users or communities (e.g., modmail), and the content of information you post to the Services (e.g., text, photos, videos, links).

Log and Usage Data

We log information when you access and use the Services includ[ing] your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), pages visited, links clicked, user interactions (e.g., voting data), the requested URL, hardware settings, and search terms [and] the IP address used to create your account.

Information Collected from Integrations

We receive information about you from third-party websites that integrate our widgets, buttons, and advertising technology. For example, when you visit a website that uses our comment-embed widget, we receive information about the web page you visited.”

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Microchips get under the skin of technophile S…

Microchips get under the skin of technophile Swedes:

Microchips get under the skin of technophile Swedes

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Experts Say Keep Amazon’s Alexa Away from Your…

Experts Say Keep Amazon’s Alexa Away from Your Kids:

Experts Say Keep Amazon’s Alexa Away from Your Kids

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Cross Post: Tor Exits and Centralized DNS Reso…

Cross Post: Tor Exits and Centralized DNS Resolvers:

Cross Post: Tor Exits and Centralized DNS Resolvers

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How do I go completely off the grid? I’m talki…

Also VPNs!

I want to be as private as possible, I want it to appear that I basically don’t even exist.

Also legally. Privacy is a 4th amendment right and the those in charge and corporations don’t seem to respect that.

I don’t want to be tracked or monitored by Google, fb, amazon, whatever.

I have a Windows lenovo laptop and samsung android phone.

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Weekly Privacy Discussion: Google I/O 2018 Rea…

Weekly Privacy Discussion: Google I/O 2018 Reaction:

Weekly Privacy Discussion: Google I/O 2018 Reaction

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I gave adamant messenger a spin, it looks prom…

I signed up for free at and tested out their blockchain private messenger. It comes with 50 ADM tokens in your wallet balance which is integrated into the messenger.

You can participate in their crowd funding ICO with Ether or Bitcoin. I bought a few extra to hodl for the time being as I think this could turn into something popular over time.

Take a look and PM me your adamant ID and I’ll send you a message!

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How GDPR affects SME catering to European Tour…

Does an application falls under GDPR if a European “tourist” visiting an Asian country registers itself for … let’s say tourist mobile SIM, or checks in at a local highway motel with its documents/ credentials? Or submits it’s ID proof at a small Internet cafe! Ref: LinkedIn Discussion

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