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Facebook Is Spying On Me

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by tinmanofkent, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Lagerfanny

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    Last week I was talking to a customer about the chickens I kept. As soon as I finished the phone pinged and I got a FB notification suggesting I looked at Incubators and coops in their marketplace.

    This evening I talked about buying a generator for my step daughter as her new house gets power cuts. FB marketplace is showing me petrol and diesel generators.

    The generators that came up are quite good but I still don’t like being listened to. How do I turn it off?
     
  2. Marky-Boy

    Marky-Boy Just The One + 1

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    Be a man. DELETE FACEBOOK
     
  3. Jimmypie

    Jimmypie Self isolating taking it one meme at a time

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    Switch your microphone off .
     
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    Lev Levvin Major Poster

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    Are you referring to actual talking or conversing via text?

    If it’s text then yes fb grab every bit of info from your device as you go about your day
     
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  5. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Lagerfanny

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    Just talking.

    I was talking about chickens with my phone in the room.
     
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    NorfolkDave Donator

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    I was thinking about tits the other day, lo and behold an ad came up for birds of the British Isles published by Collins.

    Dave
     
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    foxtrott Very Active

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    I've noticed this with Google on my phone iam not on Facebook but I can have a conversation about something random then I see ads for things on my phone. Ie was talking about tents and loads of ads came up for them...... Creepy
     
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    NIVEA Not Banned Yet

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    All of these posts are the reason why ive never been on Facebook . . . AND NEVER WILL
     
  9. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Lagerfanny

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    So how do you tell everyone what you had for dinner if you don’t use FaceBook?
     
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    Cinimod Busy Member

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    Never trusted anything like that so don't use any social media apart from here. To stop my thoughts being stolen I've also ordered myself a new hat.........Dom

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  11. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Long time member.

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    It's not April 1st is it? :facepalm:
     
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  12. Jimmypie

    Jimmypie Self isolating taking it one meme at a time

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    Seriously , switch your microphone off in your settings .
     
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    tinmanofkent Lagerfanny

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    Just went to do that and it’s off already.
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    danban Posting Addict

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    This sort of thing is where it has just gone too far. My dad is paranoid that people can link into his smart tv and look/listen to you in the house


    Regards Dan
     
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    The Ecologist Busy Member

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    Are you referring to android? I have an iPhone SE. You cannot turn off the microphone. You can allow/disallow apps access to it, but no option to turn off.
    Cheers
    Barry
     
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  16. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Long time member.

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    I don't think this is happening. Coincidences.
     
  17. NIVEA

    NIVEA Not Banned Yet

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    Its Happening . . . . To much of a coincidence . . . :eek:
     
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    The whole (un)social media thing is evil. We were all happier when no-one knew what you had for dinner (or cared) or when any swivel-eyed troll could be critical of you and suggest you topped yourself. UNPLUG NOW and get your life back.

    This excellent forum is excepted, naturally.
     
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  19. The Ecologist

    The Ecologist Busy Member

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    My iPhone shows the name and number of someone calling me (like most phones do). Sometimes it will give a number like 0777777777 (for example) and state the name "maybe: john smith". Literally it uses 'maybe'. It's taking a punt at the number based on emails or conversations I've had. It is usually correct.
    Cheers
    Barry
     
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    NIVEA Not Banned Yet

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    Carnivore is absolutely right.

    You are all being watched and you are all being listened to on a daily basis.

    IF ONLY YOU ALL KNEW . . . :eek:
     
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