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"Other companies s**k in your data too," Facebook explained in many, many words today with a blog post detailing how it gathers information about you from around the web.

>Facebook product management director David Baser wrote "Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn all have similar Like and Share buttons to help people share things on their services. Google has a popular analytics service. And Amazon, Google and Twitter all offer login features. These companies — and many others — also offer advertising services. In fact, most websites and apps send the same information to multiple companies each time you visit them". Describing how Facebook receives cookies, IP address, and browser info about users from other sites, he noted "when you see a YouTube video on a site that’s not YouTube, it tells your browser to request the video from YouTube. YouTube then sends it to you."

>It seems Facebook is tired of being singled-out. The tacked on 'them too!" statements at the end of its descriptions of opaque data collection practices might have been trying to normalize the behavior, but comes off feeling a bit petty.
>censoring the word suck

also yes, obviously literally everyone is doing this, and anyone with a triple digit IQ knew so all along.
I don't understand why anyone is surprised. They put their data, they put their information into these sites. It's their fault for trusting humans in the first place. For putting trust into other people to not be corrupt. Like, come the fuck on! How is anyone so high and mighty they believe the info they purposely put into a social networking site shouldn't be used by others? Your fucking fault for trusting the Internet!
Am I the only one seeing this? The people most upset by these revelations are the ones using 0 privacy settings and throwing TMI up for the world to see. Like my aunt who cant believe someone is "stealing" her data when I, a non FB user, could google her name and get a publicly available 15 minute interval play by play of the last 4 years of her life. Its what Z U C C said during the congressional hearing
>its your data, you have full control over whether or not you give it to us
Because people genuinely are stupid when it comes to tech. End of story.

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