Facebook & What it Collects about YOU.

The standard stuff you provide them…

  • Name
  • City of birth
  • City of residence
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Current employment
  • Previous employment
  • Relationship
  • Anniversary
  • Previous relationships
  • Previous names (aliases)
  • Screen names
  • Address book
  • Family members
  • Birthday
  • Religious views
  • Address
  • Website
  • Email address(s)
  • Sexual preference
  • Gender
  • Languages spoken
  • Political views
  • Friends
  • Books you’ve read
  • Bands you like
  • Movies you’ve seen
  • TV Shows you watch
  • Video games you play
  • Food you eat
  • Your Favorite Athletes
  • Restaurants you’ve eaten at
  • Activities you participate in
  • Websites you visit
  • Sports teams you support
  • Your Favorite Sports
  • Inspirational people
  • Favorite Clothing brands
  • Places you’ve visited
  • Events you’ve attended
  • Events you plan on attending
  • Events your friends are attending
  • Major life events (location, dates, who with)
  • Photos
  • Pokes
  • Wall posts
  • Private (haha yeah right) messages
  • Groups you’ve joined
  • Networks you are a part of

But wait, there’s more…

    • Credit card details
    • IP Address
  • Videos you’ve watched
  • Comments you’ve liked
  • Websites you’ve visited
  • Articles and websites you’ve commented on
  • Surveys you’ve filled out
  • Companies you like
  • People you’ve been tagged with
  • People you frequently hang out with
  • Friends you’ve requested
  • Friends you denied
  • Friends you’ve un-friended
  • How often you are online
  • Apps you Admin/created
  • Pages you admin/created
  • Your current mood
  • Device you’ve accessed the Internet from
  • Exact Geo-location (longitude, altitude, latitude, time/date stamp)
  • TV, Film, Concert you are currently watching
  • Book or publication you are currently reading
  • Audio you are currently listening too
  • Drink you are currently drinking
  • Food you are currently eating
  • Activities you participate in
  • Advertising you interact with
  • Profiles you interact with most
  • Locations you access Facebook
  • Locations you access web properties connected to Facebook
  • Level of online engagement
  • When you changed jobs
  • How long you stayed in a job

    Apps you’ve downloaded

    Games you’ve played

    Pages/Businesses you’ve un-liked (when)

The Scary Part

What if I wanted to find information that probably shouldn’t been openly available to anyone with a Facebook account – something like personal details of our national military personal. Surely I wouldn’t be able to find stuff like that. Right?

Below is a search for ‘People in the Australian Army’

Should this really be public knowledge?

Woah! So Facebook will now let anyone in the world find a list of over 1000 individuals in a nation’s military, including their full name, photos, location, age, interests, friend’s & family, relationships and more. Wow, I sure hope nobody lets China/ Russia or any of the UK’s supposed enemies know about this…

This one feature on Facebook makes the entire plot line of the Mission Impossible movie series redundant. No need to steal military name lists on a wire from a roof when you can now do it while playing Farmville.

I ran a similar test for Shepway District Council and Kent Police Too. You can do them too.

This is why the Constituency Surgery held by Cllr Govett on Facebook was wrong. As I informed her she should have given you the choice.

I’d like to thank those who have commented. I have a policy for this if you can’t be polite – manners cost nothing –  then please understand your comments WILL not be posted.

ShepwayVox

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