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Old 09.09.2011, 01:15
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Re: Is Germany about to ban Facebook?

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That won't stop anything. Your information will still be used for years to come...

(You did read the small print didn't you ?)
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Old 14.09.2011, 13:27
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Re: Is Germany about to ban Facebook?

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Well, no, they don't. You'd be surprised how detailed the profiles are nowadays that marketers can buy. It has been one of the biggest trends of the last decade to offer "free" services online that consumers pay with privacy. And yes, it has loads of grey areas that are worth to discuss. Some even hit points you mention, say health insurance:

Just imagine:
1. I google loads of pages on a specific illness which changes my profile into "interested in x, probably patient"

2. Health insurances buys profiles with health information.

3. When I want to change the insurer, the health insurances would offer me higher premiums based on the information they believe they have on my situation.

Some companies, mainly facebook, google and Apple have an extremly good view on anything I do online. I need to trust them not to exploit the data they collect and frankly do I for one have a hard time trusting any of the three.
You don't get it ... yes Google can construct detailed profiles of you. But no, Google does not identify you as an individual attached to this information - only as an anonymous statistic. They do not sell, nor are they allowed to sell identifiable information to your insurer or anyone else for that matter...
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Old 14.09.2011, 13:44
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Re: Is Germany about to ban Facebook?

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You don't get it ... yes Google can construct detailed profiles of you. But no, Google does not identify you as an individual attached to this information - only as an anonymous statistic. They do not sell, nor are they allowed to sell identifiable information to your insurer or anyone else for that matter...
You have a much higher opinion of them than I do. Which isn't difficult.

As somewhat of an aside: http://epic.org/privacy/reidentification/
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