I just had an email from 'firstname.lastname@example.org' saying my Facebook account had been re activated and to log in if it wasn't me (it wasn't) I deleted it 7 years ago. Surely this is a scam as there would be nothing to re activate now?
I've googled the email address and it seems legit.
What are the best articles and roundups on the latest "FB are being creeps" theme?
Done my fair bit of reading about Cambridge Analytica, but all those individual revelations about FB tracking your phone calls and measuring how often you take a dump seem to be spread rather thinly across a dozen different news outlets. Would be interesting to see them all listed in the same place and then analysed in a bit more depth.
Not ready to delete my FB account just yet, but keen to limit the fuckery that can be done to me.
Which apps should I add to the block list?
Is anyone watching the livestream of Zuckerberg's testimony to senate?
Hasn't gone too badly so far...
There's a universal option somewhere to stop friend's third party apps accessing your info
Honestly, Zephyr Teachout. What a great name.
Did we have the photo of Zuckerberg sat on a 4 inch thick cushion so he appears to be taller yet?
One interesting thing I found in my security settings was the "Advertisers who uploaded a contact list with your info".
Given that my phone number isn't on Facebook, my email address is unique to Facebook and it has the wrong date of birth I wouldn't expect any contact list to have my info.
Google has surprisingly little on this, two hits in English.
Is that from/on the app?
No. I don't have the app (or messenger) installed. That's from the website on mobile under settings somewhere.
I deleted the app (and twitter, insta and linkedin) off my phone a couple of months ago.
I just got hacked off with wasting time I could be reading/listening to music/looking out of the window scrolling though endless banal lifestyle humblebrags from a parade of acquaintances. Think I stuck with it for so long because I told myself that I wanted to stay in contact with my friends but the reality of it is that being connected on facebook isn't meaningful contact in any sense. I think since I got off it I've actually been making more of an effort to get in contact with real friends.
I'll keep my account in case I decide to go back at some point but right now I'm happy to be free of the hamster wheel of prossecco selfies and updates on people's work trip hotel situation.
Cheers - couldn't find it on desktop, but found it on mobile. There's some strange ones there. Like Asda's "George".
Get your orders in!
Any idea how to delete a Facebook account that you can't actually access because they banned it because of their RealName policy?
Am I being mental or is this suggesting to delete your account you need to be logged in? But it's not possible to log in because they've blocked it? WTF?
No. I'm stopping at a bar next to their offices in Regent Square after work. I'll ask around.
Top tip, skip the bar, buy some beer from Sainsbury's and just sit in the square.
Anyone having problems viewing group discussions? A few groups I find quite useful have post notifications that i can read on my timeline but the 'discussion' tab in the groups themselves is blank despite related photos showing on the photo tab.
Interesting that the only advert this little info pop-up has shown on is a cycling one. All the other nonsense that gets vomited on my feed gets away scot free.
So should we have this thread re-named 'digital gangsters'?
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