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Chrome Add-On Shows What FB Knows About You

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    A new Chrome browser plug-in called Data Selfie lets curious Facebook users "hack" their own data to see what personal information they leave behind when they use the site. The answer, as you might expect, is a lot.

    The free tool, also available as an iPhone app, gives users a behind-the-scenes look at how Facebook profiles its users, collecting information from every piece of content we share, comment we leave and post we like.

    Some of the data the social media giant gathers include your personality traits, sexual orientation, religious views, political beliefs, and much more. This is super creepy, but that's exactly what Data Selfie is trying to tell users.

    "We are under constant surveillance by social media companies and 'share' information unconsciously," the extension's "About Us" page says.

    "Therefore, it is important -- especially for those who are indifferent to this issue -- to be aware of the power and influence your own data has on you."

    It's eye-opening and kind of frightening to see all of your personal information laid out like that, but the tool makes its point: Facebook knows way more about you might be comfortable with. What you do with that information is up to you, but at least Data Selfie and other tools like it help to shed some light on the issue.

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...shows-you-exactly-who-facebook-thinks-you-are

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/Data Selfie
     
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  2. abhi007

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    Atleast we know to what extent they go!
     
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    Funny, it seems that G and FB bots know us better then we think we know ourselves.
     
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    Use that addon with Chrome and Google will also know what FB knows about you. Of course, those of us that have Google Fiber expect that Google will know a fair amount about us.

    This is what data selfie knows about me:
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    Nothing.
     
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