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TehBorken

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I knew it
« on: Apr 22 15 04:28 »
I knew this was happening but I could never prove it. Now someone has proved it.

I know I rag on Facebook a lot, but it's deserved. Here's the latest revelation: Facebook collects all content that is typed into its website, even if it is not posted.

So if you're typing something into a Facebook form and then change your mind and decide not to post it, they still have it.


Facebook collects all content that is typed into its website, even if it is not posted, a tech consultant has discovered. In December 2013, it was reported that Facebook plants code in browsers that returns metadata every time somebody types out a status update or comment but deletes it before posting.

At the time, Facebook maintained that it only received information indicating whether somebody had deleted an update or comment before posting it, and not exactly what the text said.

However, Príomh Ó hÚigínn, a tech consultant based in Ireland, has claimed this is not the case after inspecting Facebook's network traffic through a developer tool and screencasting software.

‘I realised that any text I put into the status update box was sent to Facebook's servers, even if I did not click the post button,’ he wrote on his blog yesterday.

Full story: http://www.information-age.com/technology/information-management/123459286/facebook-does-collect-text-you-decided-against-posting
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