Battle Which is the most detrimental to your privacy: Facebook or Google?

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HarborFront

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Oct 9, 2016
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You don't need to have a FB account or use FB in order to be tracked by FB.

Google however are the biggest trackers period.
You just reminded me of FB.

So, enabled Anti-Facebook in uBO

Thanks
 
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venustus

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Stopspying

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A lot of people, both Facebook users and those who never have used Facebook directly, have no idea about how their 'Like' button tracks web users.

People tag other people in photos shared on Fakebook, if those people do not use Fakebook they may well never know that Fakebook has facial recognition data on them due to this.

As for which of Fakebook or G**gle I dislike the most on privacy grounds I find it very difficult to differentiate between the two of them. I don't use either out of choice, but they both choose to try and track me and take my data. One minute it can be G, the next it may be F that I consider to be the most detrimental to my online privacy. Can I sit on the fence?

@Spawn Good thread.

Edit - re-formatted post
 
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ZeePriest

Level 6
Jul 2, 2020
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Why can't we say both ?
Both are detrimental to your privacy but I think that google is the most detrimental atleast on your android smarphone. From android to play store permissions when installing an app to your email to your browser to your location and camera and to the weather app...etc. I mean facebook doesn't need all these permissions but that's just my opinion.
 

wat0114

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Apr 5, 2021
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Only recently did I activate a Facebook account for myself, and mainly because I needed it to watch a ceremony my son was involved in. It creeped me out just how much they seemed to know about possible contacts of mine. I kind of expected it, but it still shocked me when it listed numerous people I might know, and in fact do know.
 

rain2reign

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Jun 21, 2020
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Only recently did I activate a Facebook account for myself, and mainly because I needed it to watch a ceremony my son was involved in. It creeped me out just how much they seemed to know about possible contacts of mine. I kind of expected it, but it still shocked me when it listed numerous people I might know, and in fact do know.
The thing with FaceBook is, they profile you even without an account. Bahaviourial patterns, IP and lots more that have nothing to do with their service. Which is why I find them more detrimental than Google, even though Google does the same thing. But unlike the former, its their primary business, data, and securing of said data.
 
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