Monday, April 23News That Matters

Facebook Outlines What Data it Collects From Other Apps and Websites


I’ll wait while Mark explains how people with no accounts can opt out of collection, like he said.

And this topic/article is on MacRumors because…..?

If you’re going to post this junk, you might as well post every other website’s practices and Terms & Conditions, too.

Seriously…stop posting these completely Apple-unrelated articles.

Perhaps that it’s related to fairly prominent top-of-mind part of tech news relating to something that many Apple users use/deal with, which has even had OS-level integration when it comes to various Apple products?

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Ghostery (‘https://www.ghostery.com/’) (blocks ads, scripts, trackers, etc)
AdBlock (‘https://getadblock.com/’) (blocks ads only)
Adnauseam (‘https://adnauseam.io/’) (this one actually clicks ALL ads and screws with ad results, a total PITA for ad servers!)
uBlock (‘https://www.ublock.org/’)
PrivacyBadger (‘https://www.eff.org/privacybadger’) (blocks trackers, etc)
Facebook Container (‘https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/facebook-container/’) (for Firefox)

For browsers, I recommend Brave (‘https://brave.com/’) which is also available for iOS and Android.

Nope. It doesn’t mention the word “Apple” or “iOS” or “Mac” anywhere yet it is posted on “MacRumors”…how is it remotely related to a Mac or a rumor? Or even Apple directly? Please don’t say its because Facebook has an iOS app…there are 2+ million iOS apps. Again, MR might as well post about Twitter and Instagram and Oracle and CNN and anything else that is 7 degrees of separation from Apple.

MR has plenty of items to talk about regarding Apple and all its services/products yet I have found over the past 6+ months there are sooooooooo many other articles that are completely unrelated and many are Front Page. MR seems to think “more is better” regarding news.

MR, if you’re listening, please stop posting these wasteful articles.

There have pretty much always been articles posted about things that aren’t directly tied to Apple because they have an impact on a large Apple userbase. And yes, there have been plenty of things posted about Twitter and Instagram (and Amazon and Netflix and Google) and even Oracle among all kinds of other similar industry-related things. This isn’t anything new or strange by any means.

That said, it sounds what you might be looking for is either //forums.macrumors.com/forums/site-and-forum-feedback.66/ and/or //forums.macrumors.com/misc/contact/

Deleted my Facebook years ago because I didn’t want them with my data and now they are getting it anyway? Is this legal?

It does not matter if you delete your account. It is not deleted in their system and servers. You can tell if you want to activate or log in again with your old email and password. It just reactivates it again. I did this years ago and deleted my account. Then…I tried a few years later to activate my account again and ‘bing’ it went back to my old account with all of the information.

They don’t delete anything. They are data collectors.

I’ll wait while Mark explains how people with no accounts can opt out of collection, like he said.

Exactly. I deleted my fb account 5 years ago and I don’t want them tracking me at all. That’s one reason I like the prevent cross site tracking options in Safari even if it interrupts things.

True on all accounts. But this is a site that is/was dedicated to Apple/Mac for a long time. I don’t mind the occasional, slightly-off-topic article, but I would argue the vast majority of MR articles have essentially nothing to do with Apple.

Sure, Apple has billions of customers. Literally. And those billions of customers read these types of non-Apple articles all day long on sites like CNN, CNET, WSJ, Slashdot, and a few dozen more general-news or general-technology sites. MR is not a general-news or general-technology site. That’s my beef and I’m not directing any anger toward you.

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Typical, snide response.

Not snide. Common sense.

MacRumors does not revolve around one person. As such, there are going to be articles posted that don’t appeal to some viewers. Common sense would dictate, that if the article doesn’t interest you, move on to something else, instead of trying to dictate that MacRumors only post articles you approve of.

Just when you think a company can’t be grosser than Uber or Theranos, Facebook’s half truths promise to steal the throne.

Zuck and Cheryl Sanberg know what they did. For shame.

Nope. It doesn’t mention the word “Apple” or “iOS” or “Mac” anywhere yet it is posted on “MacRumors”…how is it remotely related to a Mac or a rumor? Or even Apple directly? Please don’t say its because Facebook has an iOS app…there are 2+ million iOS apps. Again, MR might as well post about Twitter and Instagram and Oracle and CNN and anything else that is 7 degrees of separation from Apple.

MR has plenty of items to talk about regarding Apple and all its services/products yet I have found over the past 6+ months there are sooooooooo many other articles that are completely unrelated and many are Front Page. MR seems to think “more is better” regarding news.

MR, if you’re listening, please stop posting these wasteful articles.

If you don’t like it, stop reading it. Problem solved.

Deleted my Facebook years ago because I didn’t want them with my data and now they are getting it anyway? Is this legal?

Let’s block ads! (Why?)



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