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Facebook has announced new features for its Messenger app, including a quick reply bar, QR codes, and new chat themes.

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The new quick reply bar can be found in the Messenger media viewer, and aims to make it easier to chat about media posted by friends without needing to go back to the main chat thread.

Users can tap on a photo or video and send a response via the quick reply bar, which lives at the bottom of the screen, then swipe up to exit the fullscreen media viewer to return to the main chat thread.

facebook-messenger-chat-themes.jpg

Three new chat themes, which are available in both Messenger and Instagram in chat settings, let users add new twists to their chat thread backgrounds. The themes include Olivia Rodrdigo, World Oceans Day, and F9: Fast and Furious.

In addition, Facebook is adding QR codes and payment links for use with Facebook Pay, allowing users to make payments even if they're not on Facebook.

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To access a personal QR code and payment link, go to Messenger settings and tap "Facebook Pay." Users can share the payment link or allow friends to scan the QR code to send or request money.

The new features are rolling out now to Facebook Messenger, which is a free download for iPhone and iPad from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Facebook Messenger Gains Quick Reply Bar, Payment Links, and New Themes
 

DinkThifferent

macrumors 6502a
Oct 18, 2018
698
2,431
The Netherlands
Never forget the amount of data Facebook Messenger collects:

Data Linked to You​

The following data, which may be collected and linked to your identity, may be used for the following purposes:

Third-Party Advertising​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Developer’s Advertising or Marketing​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Analytics​


Health & Fitness​

  • Health
  • Fitness

Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Payment Info
  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Audio Data
  • Gameplay Content
  • Customer Support
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Sensitive Info​

  • Sensitive Info

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Product Personalization​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Sensitive Info​

  • Sensitive Info

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

App Functionality​


Health & Fitness​

  • Health
  • Fitness

Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Payment Info
  • Credit Info
  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Emails or Text Messages
  • Photos or Videos
  • Audio Data
  • Gameplay Content
  • Customer Support
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Sensitive Info​

  • Sensitive Info

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Other Purposes​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Customer Support
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types
 

One2Grift

Cancelled
Jun 1, 2021
609
538
Never forget the amount of data Facebook Messenger collects:

Data Linked to You​

The following data, which may be collected and linked to your identity, may be used for the following purposes:

Third-Party Advertising​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Developer’s Advertising or Marketing​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Analytics​


Health & Fitness​

  • Health
  • Fitness

Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Payment Info
  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Audio Data
  • Gameplay Content
  • Customer Support
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Sensitive Info​

  • Sensitive Info

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Product Personalization​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Sensitive Info​

  • Sensitive Info

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

App Functionality​


Health & Fitness​

  • Health
  • Fitness

Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Payment Info
  • Credit Info
  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Emails or Text Messages
  • Photos or Videos
  • Audio Data
  • Gameplay Content
  • Customer Support
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Sensitive Info​

  • Sensitive Info

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Other Purposes​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Customer Support
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

great information dump (if someone has a browser script blocker, they can see Facebook [and Google] cross scripting like crazy from A LOT of sites someone visit).

People should know this — then make their own decisions. And for those who know but aren’t worried about it? That’s their choice. But far too many tech un-savvy FB users don’t even slightly grasp the scale of the info they are gathering on them.
Final note (the obligatory message to infuriate the A-haters): Apple is the choice by 10 country miles if privacy security is important to a user.
 

One2Grift

Cancelled
Jun 1, 2021
609
538
This has absolutely nothing to do with Apple.

And isn’t likely to have anything to do with Apple either. FB has a staggeringly massively successful social media site. Yet FB translating this success to FB branded hardware successes, something that is successful enough to compete with Apple (and Google)? I greatly doubt it. Most people I know (as anecdotal as that is) don’t see the FB name in that way. Imho FB would be better off buying a Amaker of X and keeping it named AMaker while using the monetary power of FB to make it successful.

One thing is for sure, with Apple big time pushing Google to increase privacy security? FB may see a notable revenue drop coming soon (they’ll be ok, just a few billion less in revenue).
 

LFC2020

macrumors G5
Apr 4, 2020
14,938
33,992
Never forget the amount of data Facebook Messenger collects:

Data Linked to You​

The following data, which may be collected and linked to your identity, may be used for the following purposes:

Third-Party Advertising​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Developer’s Advertising or Marketing​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Analytics​


Health & Fitness​

  • Health
  • Fitness

Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Payment Info
  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Audio Data
  • Gameplay Content
  • Customer Support
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Sensitive Info​

  • Sensitive Info

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Product Personalization​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Sensitive Info​

  • Sensitive Info

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

App Functionality​


Health & Fitness​

  • Health
  • Fitness

Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Payment Info
  • Credit Info
  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Emails or Text Messages
  • Photos or Videos
  • Audio Data
  • Gameplay Content
  • Customer Support
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Sensitive Info​

  • Sensitive Info

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Other Purposes​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Customer Support
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types
It's like a never ending story👀🧾🧾🧾🧾🧾 🤦‍♂️doesn't get anymore scummier than scumbook and Mark Scum Zuckerberg. 🤮
 

amartinez1660

macrumors 65816
Sep 22, 2014
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great information dump (if someone has a browser script blocker, they can see Facebook [and Google] cross scripting like crazy from A LOT of sites someone visit).

People should know this — then make their own decisions. And for those who know but aren’t worried about it? That’s their choice. But far too many tech un-savvy FB users don’t even slightly grasp the scale of the info they are gathering on them.
Final note (the obligatory message to infuriate the A-haters): Apple is the choice by 10 country miles if privacy security is important to a user.
I’m quite non savvy regarding data security so this question might sound dumb:
those data collection labels are appalling, how does it exactly work? There’s the odd app user group or work/social chat, etc that uses a fb messenger channel so 100% wiping it out takes the conscious effort… so, is just having the thing installed going to collect sensitive data, financial, purchases histories, etc from the device? Does it go as far as even gathering info from computers nearby via wifi, bluetooth, etc?

One of the labels says it collects “gameplay data”… of what? The installed steam library and standalone games? There’s an awful amount of things in there 99.9% of which are unrelated to messaging, but I think they might be onto something as I think simple back and forth of sending text over the internet could be done by a couple of people, so the rest 499+ and the billions of dollars available must be developing something else.

This might sound overly alarmist as a question but even if TVs have been found to be doing sneaky things 😕
 

One2Grift

Cancelled
Jun 1, 2021
609
538
I’m quite non savvy regarding data security so this question might sound dumb:
those data collection labels are appalling, how does it exactly work? There’s the odd app user group or work/social chat, etc that uses a fb messenger channel so 100% wiping it out takes the conscious effort… so, is just having the thing installed going to collect sensitive data, financial, purchases histories, etc from the device? Does it go as far as even gathering info from computers nearby via wifi, bluetooth, etc?

One of the labels says it collects “gameplay data”… of what? The installed steam library and standalone games? There’s an awful amount of things in there 99.9% of which are unrelated to messaging, but I think they might be onto something as I think simple back and forth of sending text over the internet could be done by a couple of people, so the rest 499+ and the billions of dollars available must be developing something else.

This might sound overly alarmist as a question but even if TVs have been found to be doing sneaky things 😕

that’s a tough question. IOS 15 will be a definite help.
Right now if you’re looking for privacy security, here is what I do:
-Get a VPN. I use ExpressVPN. this masks IPaddress to traffic cops/websites.
-Make sure to disable third party tracking on your Apple device
-Try to make purchases from your Apple device.
-Use FB from your Apple device
-Do a script blocker add on if using Firefox on windows. It’s an extra step for browsing but it Blocks the FB and Google analytics (and others).
-Getting a little better but Chrome still is lagging the rest on privacy security. Don’t use Chrome for FB or purchases for sure.

Blocking the UID and IP address as well as 3rd party mining and limiting as much first party mining as possible. They’ll still gather some info but stripping these identifiers out makes it very tough to put together all pieces owning to you.
 
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DMG35

Contributor
May 27, 2021
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Never forget the amount of data Facebook Messenger collects:

Data Linked to You​

The following data, which may be collected and linked to your identity, may be used for the following purposes:

Third-Party Advertising​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Developer’s Advertising or Marketing​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Analytics​


Health & Fitness​

  • Health
  • Fitness

Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Payment Info
  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Audio Data
  • Gameplay Content
  • Customer Support
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Sensitive Info​

  • Sensitive Info

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Product Personalization​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Sensitive Info​

  • Sensitive Info

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

App Functionality​


Health & Fitness​

  • Health
  • Fitness

Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Payment Info
  • Credit Info
  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Emails or Text Messages
  • Photos or Videos
  • Audio Data
  • Gameplay Content
  • Customer Support
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Sensitive Info​

  • Sensitive Info

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

Other Purposes​


Purchases​

  • Purchase History

Financial Info​

  • Other Financial Info

Location​

  • Precise Location
  • Coarse Location

Contact Info​

  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other User Contact Info

Contacts​

  • Contacts

User Content​

  • Photos or Videos
  • Gameplay Content
  • Customer Support
  • Other User Content

Search History​

  • Search History

Browsing History​

  • Browsing History

Identifiers​

  • User ID
  • Device ID

Usage Data​

  • Product Interaction
  • Advertising Data
  • Other Usage Data

Diagnostics​

  • Crash Data
  • Performance Data
  • Other Diagnostic Data

Other Data​

  • Other Data Types

That is truly awful. Glad I'm not a part of that.
 

kerr

macrumors 6502
Jul 12, 2010
427
686
Australia
No one needs Facebook, a few times I had deactivated my account but eventually reactivated. Wanted to follow through so I unfriended everyone, removed myself from every page and group, and deleted every status update I had ever made (this all took a while), then deleted my account. No way back for me now and I'm fine with that.
 

One2Grift

Cancelled
Jun 1, 2021
609
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No one needs Facebook, a few times I had deactivated my account but eventually reactivated. Wanted to follow through so I unfriended everyone, removed myself from every page and group, and deleted every status update I had ever made (this all took a while), then deleted my account. No way back for me now and I'm fine with that.
Personally, I’m not a fan of FB. Yet to each their own. I know a few who, to them, FB is significant part of their social lives. Do they need it? No but many things aren’t heeded. So imho “it’s not needed” is a pretty tough standard especially to us tech gadget lovers 😀. However, those I know who are heavy FB users are just not tech aware and can’t easily understand how FB makes money (by knowing as much about you as possible, as specific as possible, on as many people as possible to be able to predict behavior). They’re old school in their thinking (They’re in the privacy of their own homes, so how can anyone know about me?).
FB has extremely detailed and thorough data sweeps of you when you are using your device. That is my main problem with FB. And that is what the average person needs to know in simple terms. Unfortunately for FB if people do know this, it is going to chop their revenue. IMHO that’s entirely on FB for basing so much of their revenue on intrusive data collection.
 
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It would be good if there were FB competitors. It would be great if there were social media platforms not based in the US. I was happy with user forums before FB and I am still happy with them. I was always annoyed with FB. Yes FB is great at what it does good, but there are so many negatives to FB . I really look forward to the day that something comes and usurps it.
 
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It would be good if there were FB competitors. It would be great if there were social media platforms not based in the US. I was happy with user forums before FB and I am still happy with them. I was always annoyed with FB. Yes FB is great at what it does good, but there are so many negatives to FB . I really look forward to the day that something comes and usurps it.

For a Social site like FB, damn it’s going to be hard to crack that user wall. People are creatures of habit and settle in with what they’re familiar-comfortable with. FB’s shield is aegis tough. Add to it how many websites are in bed with FB (to make revenue from sharing data). It’s cracking FB and the many many entrenched large websites that take FBs graft. Another company really needs to capture lightning in a bottle at the right time to take a bite into FB user base.
I hope you’re right though. Competition is good.
 
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