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Facebook has hit the headlines in recent weeks over its handling of your private data, and now the shocking extent of information held by Google has been revealed.In a series of tweets, one IT expert has laid out exactly what the search giant knows about him, dating back to 2008, which he describes as 'preposterous'.It ranges from every place he visited in the past year to every website he clicked on, and even contained files deleted from his Google Drive cloud storage account. ...Web developer Dylan Curran, based in Waterford, Ireland, decided to download both his Facebook and Google archives on Saturday.The data held by the world's most popular social media site was fairly large, at around 600mb, equivalent to roughly 400,000 Word documents.But this paled in comparison to Google's data file, which was 5.5gb, almost ten times larger. This is around the same size as three million Word documents.Sharing his findings on Twitter, in a post retweed more than 150,000 times, he said: 'Want to freak yourself out? I'm gonna show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.'
one of the problems in using manjaro and arch linux is that the rolling upgrades reset all your preferences to the defaults, meaning the spying is reinstated, and it is NOT allowed to, say, just not upgrade thunderbird or firefox, for example, -- ALL upgrades are tightly integrated, and if you refuse one, the entire upgrade transaction will usually be cancelled or impaired in some way that makes it dysfunctional due to dependency issues etcIf you do succeed in deleting one of more of the "upgrades", usually the overall system no longer works right or even at all for some functionsGoogle is becoming increasingly intrusive in all the options they impose on you, which are no longer really too "optional"
Secret surveillance software created by EX-SPIES is harvesting Facebook photos to create a huge facial recognition database that could be used to monitor people worldwideFace-Int is said to contain the facial profiles of thousands of people worldwideThese were harvested from such online sources as YouTube and Facebook Its creators say the software could lead to the identification of terror suspectsThe controversial service is causing alarm among privacy activists, howeverThey say the database could be used to impinge on the rights of private citizensIt also raises concerns in the wake of the Cambridge Anlaytica data scandal Mark Zuckerberg appeared before congress last week to appease the US government over its handling of user data