It appears that Facebook knows when you are ovulating, which is making that old Santa Clause* song a lot less creepy.
Have you noticed that every “mistake” Facebook makes involves them lying to you about what data they are collecting?
It never makes an error where they don’t collect something that they should have.
It’s almost like they are lying motherf%$#ers who have no respect at all for your privacy:
Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including when they want to work on their belly fat or the price of the house they checked out last weekend. Other apps know users’ body weight, blood pressure, menstrual cycles or pregnancy status.
Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook Inc.
The social-media giant collects intensely personal information from many popular smartphone apps just seconds after users enter it, even if the user has no connection to Facebook, according to testing done by The Wall Street Journal. The apps often send the data without any prominent or specific disclosure, the testing showed.
In the case of apps, the Journal’s testing showed that Facebook software collects data from many apps even if no Facebook account is used to log in and if the end user isn’t a Facebook member.
Facebook said some of the data sharing uncovered by the Journal’s testing appeared to violate its business terms, which instruct app developers not to send it “health, financial information or other categories of sensitive information.” Facebook said it is telling apps flagged by the Journal to stop sending information its users might regard as sensitive. The company said it may take additional action if the apps don’t comply.
“We require app developers to be clear with their users about the information they are sharing with us,” a Facebook spokeswoman said.
“This is a big mess,” said Patrick Jackson, Disconnect’s chief technology officer, who analyzed apps on behalf of the Journal. “This is completely independent of the functionality of the app.”
This is not an accident.
Every data breach sells more ads on Facebook for more money. Why should it be a surprise that these “accidents” keep happening?
Facebook has been slurping up user data, lying about it, crying crocodile tears and promising not to do it again, and then doing it again since Mark Zuckerberg was a Harvard undergrad.
They will act irresponsibly until they are compelled to by the courts.
*He knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake………