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New Documents Show That Facebook Has Never Deserved Your Trust | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Another week, another set of reminders that, while Facebook likes to paint itself as an “optimistic” company that’s simply out to help users and connect the world, the reality is very different.  This week, those reminders include a collection of newly released documents suggesting that the company adopted a host of features and policies even though it knew those choices would harm users and undermine innovation.
Yesterday, a member of the United Kingdom’s Parliament published a trove of internal documents from Facebook, obtained as part of a lawsuit by a firm called Six4Three. The emails, memos, and slides shed new light on Facebook’s private behavior before, during, and after the events leading to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Here are some key points from the roughly 250 pages of documents.
facebook  tracking  contacts  privacy  security  email  data  uk  gov2.0  EFF 
15 hours ago by rgl7194
Facebook Well Aware That Tracking Contacts Is Creepy: Emails
Back in 2015, Facebook had a pickle of a problem. It was time to update the Android version of the Facebook app, and two different groups within Facebook were at odds over what the data grab should be.
The business team wanted to get Bluetooth permissions so it could push ads to people’s phones when they walked into a store. Meanwhile, the growth team, which is responsible for getting more and more people to join Facebook, wanted to get “Read Call Log Permission” so that Facebook could track everyone whom an Android user called or texted with in order to make better friend recommendations to them. (Yes, that’s how Facebook may have historically figured out with whom you went on one bad Tinder date and then plopped them into “People You May Know.”) According to internal emails recently seized by the UK Parliament, Facebook’s business team recognized that what the growth team wanted to do was incredibly creepy and was worried it was going to cause a PR disaster.
facebook  tracking  contacts  privacy  security  email  data 
15 hours ago by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Emails Show Facebook Is Well Aware That Tracking Contacts Is Creepy
Kashmir Hill, in an excellent piece for Gizmodo...
The Facebook executives who approved this ought to be going to jail. Facebook is to privacy what Enron was to accounting.
facebook  daring_fireball  tracking  contacts  privacy  security  email  data 
15 hours ago by rgl7194
Eloston/ungoogled-chromium: Google Chromium, sans integration with Google
Bringing back the "Don't" in "Don't be evil"

ungoogled-chromium is Google Chromium, sans integration with Google. It also features some tweaks to enhance privacy, control, and transparency (almost all of which require manual activation or enabling).

ungoogled-chromium retains the default Chromium experience as closely as possible. Unlike other Chromium forks that have their own visions of a web browser, ungoogled-chromium is essentially a drop-in replacement for Chromium.
Chromium  fork  privacy  open-source  against  tracking  surveillance 
yesterday by dandv
Leap Motion
Leap Motion’s natural and intuitive technology is used by over 300,000 developers worldwide to create new realities for people to live, work, and play.
hardware  motion  gesture  vr  ar  virtual-reality  tracking 
2 days ago by gwippich
Timepal — Automatic and manual time-tracking
I upvoted Timepal Pro on Product Hunt: A timer that tracks your time automatically https://ift.tt/2Edeyc7
Product  Hunt  Mac  Design  Tools  Productivity  User  Experience  Time  Tracking  Developer  Menu  Bar  Apps 
4 days ago by guygilbert
How To Track Single Page Web App with Google Tag Manager - Analytics Mania
But when it comes to single page websites (or web applications), the default tracking stops working. Regardless of what does the user/visitor does on your website, only one page view is tracked. Does this situation sound familiar?


Why does this happen?

In this blog post, I’ll explain how to track Single Page Web App with Google Tag Manager (Single Page Websites are also included!).
gtm  ga  googleanalytics  analytics  google  tagmanager  single  page  react  js  angular  reactjs  dynamic  web  app  tracking  history  change  historychange  trigger  url 
4 days ago by 44sunsets

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