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CuriousFerret

FA spying on its users and selling their browsers history

This a little dated but I found out FA has been selling off a list of sites I visit after logging onto to FA.

Just a heads up to everyone else that is unaware.

Here's a link with more detail
Sakkano
Sakkano
posted a couple weeks ago.

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Added: 7 years, 2 months ago
 
mudpaws
7 years, 2 months ago
why i don't have a pay pal acc
CuriousFerret
7 years, 2 months ago
Its sad but not unexpected that these sites would sell off personal information like that, so I'm annoyed but not surprised FA pulled this.
mudpaws
7 years, 2 months ago
well thx for the heads up tho  i am going to block that thing on that site  i may end up just leaving it all together i like  IB  and hope it never changes :)  
DraculJOSHI
7 years, 2 months ago
and even if it does, there will be a new, better site, just as IB is now that FA changed to the worst.
yiharbin
7 years, 2 months ago
i dont really see what the big deal is?
i personally have nothing to hide, so why do i care why they watch what sites i go to?
CuriousFerret
7 years, 2 months ago
Some will have a problem and some won't with their browser history sold.  It is a legal thing that FA was to inform they users they were doing it before utilizing the code and profiting from it.

I'm just passing along the info so others can make the decision to opt out or not.

This journal wasn't meant to hate on FA or cause drama.
yiharbin
7 years, 2 months ago
i understand.
is it not annoying though how paranoid some get when it comes to what they do? I mean.... are they dealing drugs, putting out hits on people, watching child pornography? planing on blowing themselves up or taking out a building, or something?
even if they were, theres government people that do that too.

so, I dont quite get whats the big deal.... it doesnt matter what illegal activites you do, everything you do is getting watched anywy
RMoD
7 years, 2 months ago
Laate
CuriousFerret
7 years, 2 months ago
As I noted in my journal it was dated info, but I wasn't aware and other might not be at this point.
cooncub
7 years, 2 months ago
I don't like it at all,but i gave fake birth anyways,i always tell others i'm much older then i am.If they knock at my door to peek at puter they won't find any of that kids porn as i never go or look at that junk.Will find art type porn lol but animals not humans at all.So far I've only posted here and nothing anywhere else as I don't want stuff floating just any old place for all to see.Even here members can only see the stuff.Hehehe....
CuriousFerret
7 years, 2 months ago
It is wise not to upload or post anything you don't want people to find out about you on the internet any ways, as once it's on the net it never goes away.  I imagine most people have nothing to hide, it really is just privacy and legal thing people should have been informed about.
cooncub
7 years, 2 months ago
Few years back a guy i met on line sent me kiddy porn but i never saved it and that was on my old system.I'm not into that stuff at all but he seemed to like that junk.I've got lots of nieces and nephews and would never want to see them harmed like that.My friend has a boy just 15 months and i'd do someone some hurt if they ever touched him,he's not mine but been around him for 12 months and he's like my son now.
LupineAssassin
7 years, 2 months ago
fa is doomed. And I happy.
tigeristiger
7 years, 2 months ago
You can opt out of it by going to the control panel, then site settings and selecting "yes" to opt out of Viglink.
Shokuji
7 years, 2 months ago
The opt-out is a cookie, so if you ever clear your cookies/cashe you've just opt'd right back in.
tigeristiger
7 years, 2 months ago
Ohhhh. i didnt know that. But then again i really dont clear them
Shokuji
7 years, 2 months ago
I'll just suggest a Firefox add-on called NoScript. Works every time. =3
tigeristiger
7 years, 2 months ago
I have that installed. It's wonderful. Saved my butt tons of times from malicious scripts and stuff. :3
Shokuji
7 years, 2 months ago
Yus, it's a little annoying at first (as you need to allow all your normal sites and stuff) but a real butt saver overall. =3
RMoD
7 years, 2 months ago
Best addon ever.
Shokuji
7 years, 2 months ago
BetterPrivacy is pretty good too.
RMoD
7 years, 2 months ago
"Not available for Firefox 8.0a2"

:|  Oh well...that teaches me for using the daily builds.
Shokuji
7 years, 2 months ago
Wait, FF8? I just installed FF7 >_<;
RMoD
7 years, 2 months ago
8.0a2 is the daily build, you shouldn't be using it XD
sedkitty
7 years, 2 months ago
<-- using 9.0a2 :3
RMoD
7 years, 2 months ago
Same |3
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