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Period-tracking apps were sharing sensitive data to Facebook, including when users last had sex
Business Insider ^ | Sept 10, 2019 | Isobel Asher Hamilton

Posted on 09/10/2019 9:12:18 PM PDT by upchuck

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Much more outrageous info in the article.
1 posted on 09/10/2019 9:12:18 PM PDT by upchuck
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To: a fool in paradise; acapesket; Baynative; beef; BullDog108; Califreak; cgbg; Concentrate; ...

This is the Facebook Is Evil ping list.

If you'd like to be on or off this list, please click Private Reply below and drop me a FReepmail.

2 posted on 09/10/2019 9:14:08 PM PDT by upchuck (If democrats would stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90% ~ h/t Mr K.)
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Period-tracking apps were sharing sensitive data to Facebook, including when users last had sex

can it tell if a partner was involved ?
3 posted on 09/10/2019 9:14:36 PM PDT by stylin19a (2016 - Best.Election.Of.All.Times.Ever.In.The.History.Of.Ever)
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I am stunned, truly stunned. LOL

Users of Google applications should have no expectations of privacy.


4 posted on 09/10/2019 9:21:31 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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Period-tracking apps were sharing sensitive data to Facebook, including when users last had sex

So did it get a like or not?

5 posted on 09/10/2019 9:21:50 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Who's the leader of the club that feeds on dead babies? M-O-L... O-C-H... M-O-U-S-E.)
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people seem to just have no lives.....I mean,spending on this time on facebook, et al......who does that other than people that have little real interest in the true world...


6 posted on 09/10/2019 9:22:07 PM PDT by cherry
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Hmmm, my son is 26...


7 posted on 09/10/2019 9:23:35 PM PDT by null and void (After those deliberate lies THEY owe it to me to be honest, I don't owe them to be less suspicious.)
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Fits in nicely with this article: “Joker’ malware was hidden on dozens of Android apps”

https://nypost.com/2019/09/10/joker-malware-was-hidden-on-dozens-of-android-apps/amp/

The article gives a list of apps affected and mentions that it’s probably Chinese. It doesn’t seem to have many infections in the US or Canada, with most of them in the EU and Asia.


8 posted on 09/10/2019 9:26:28 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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Fits in nicely with this article: “Joker’ malware was hidden on dozens of Android apps”

https://nypost.com/2019/09/10/joker-malware-was-hidden-on-dozens-of-android-apps/amp/

The article gives a list of apps affected and mentions that it’s probably Chinese. It doesn’t seem to have many infections in the US or Canada, with most of them in the EU and Asia.


9 posted on 09/10/2019 9:26:30 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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Reason number Zillion why I won’t ever have a Siri or Alexis in my home if it is my decision.


10 posted on 09/10/2019 9:32:15 PM PDT by lee martell
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Meanwhile, these same folks posted a status update: “Just had period sex. Going out for Taco Bell.”


11 posted on 09/10/2019 9:33:58 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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“MIA Fem also passed on inferable data about users’ sex lives because it takes data, e.g. whether they had masturbated recently, and recommends users articles based on this.

Privacy International found MIA Fem passed on which articles had been shown to users, for example one entitled “Masturbation: What You Want to Know But Are Ashamed to Ask.” The report repeatedly voices the concern that any and all of this data could potentially be used by advertisers.“


12 posted on 09/10/2019 9:34:53 PM PDT by HollyB
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I’ve pre-ordered one of these, shipping soon:

https://puri.sm/products/librem-5/


13 posted on 09/10/2019 9:42:15 PM PDT by bkopto
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Maybe not use online apps for sex / genitalia info tracking.


14 posted on 09/10/2019 9:46:10 PM PDT by Yaelle
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Users of Google applications should have no expectations of privacy.

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I said the same thing at the dinner table tonight about google and Facebook.

NO EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY.

Now, if you understand that...and you are willing to accept that...then you have no complaint. Which is OK.
But when I realized that google was intruding on my life, I stopped using it as a search method. I use StartPage, which uses google for info, but claims to be very private and I choose to believe it.

I, however, DO have a complaint about lack of privacy and therefore, I have never gone to FACEBOOK. AND I NEVER WILL.


15 posted on 09/10/2019 9:47:24 PM PDT by Maris Crane
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geeze...this is scary...
and i was just trying to use a bastardized punchline from an old joke.
next time I’ll read the article....


16 posted on 09/10/2019 9:54:53 PM PDT by stylin19a (2016 - Best.Election.Of.All.Times.Ever.In.The.History.Of.Ever)
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I’ve never had Facebook, but FB obviously has my email & phone number. It’s obvious from the spam mail & texts I receive.


17 posted on 09/10/2019 9:55:09 PM PDT by mumblypeg
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The story says there were five apps but only two are named. Apparently, these are apps for women to document when they’ve had their menstrual period and other info women choose to share with the app.

I don’t understand why the other three apps aren’t named. Can’t journalists do their jobs anymore?

I suppose one way to fight back is for everyone to download the apps and then lie like crazy about their sexual history. Garbage in, garbage out.


18 posted on 09/10/2019 10:07:44 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Trump is Making the Media Grate Again)
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I’ve never had Facebook, but FB obviously has my email & phone number. It’s obvious from the spam mail & texts I receive.

How that happens is covered in the article.

19 posted on 09/10/2019 10:07:48 PM PDT by upchuck (If democrats would stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90% ~ h/t Mr K.)
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And insidious.


20 posted on 09/10/2019 10:10:47 PM PDT by umgud
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