Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat misskit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    29,265

    Russia Threatens to Block Facebook Next Year

    Russia has threatened to ban Facebook from operating in the country if it does not comply with a law regarding the storage of user data.


    The law, passed in 2014, requires telecommunication companies to store the personal data of Russians inside Russia. It has been criticized as a way for the Russian government to force companies to hand over data on users.


    The head of Roskomnadzor, the government's telecoms watchdog, Alexander Zharov, told reporters, "The law is compulsory for all. We will work on getting Facebook to observe the law. This will all happen in 2018 definitely."


    Should Facebook choose not to comply with the law, Zharov said the company would be banned from Russia.


    Last year, Russian authorities banned the professional networking website LinkedIn after they said the company violated Russian law.


    Facebook is used heavily by Russian opposition groups to organize protests and share political messaging.


    The announcement by Russian authorities comes several days after Facebook revealed that accounts with alleged Russian ties were used to post ads related to the 2016 U.S. election.


    Facebook has said it would share those ads with U.S. authorities.


    https://www.voanews.com/a/russia-facebook/4044669.html

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat Pragmatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Last but who gives a shit.
    Posts
    11,518
    I wish they'd ban it in Thailand. I think my missus posts at least one photo a day of food she's eating or a selfy.

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat misskit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    29,265
    Banning Facebook worldwide would make me happy.

  4. #4
    Member
    harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:02 PM
    Posts
    59,739
    You can't beat a bit of good old fashioned blackmail, eh Vlad?

  5. #5
    Member
    harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:02 PM
    Posts
    59,739
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Banning Facebook worldwide would make me happy.
    Why's that then misskit?

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat misskit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    29,265
    ^ I find it creepily intrusive. They are vague about what kind of information they are collecting from users, but people put their whole lives on Facebook. They know where you work, who your friends are, what you are interested in, and on and on. Facebook can use that information to target advertising or god know what else someone will come up with.

  7. #7
    Member
    harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:02 PM
    Posts
    59,739
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^ I find it creepily intrusive. They are vague about what kind of information they are collecting from users, but people put their whole lives on Facebook. They know where you work, who your friends are, what you are interested in, and on and on. Facebook can use that information to target advertising or god know what else someone will come up with.
    You luddite.


  8. #8
    Thailand Expat
    Klondyke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:51 PM
    Posts
    5,029
    Once I watched a documentary about FB by a French IT expert who showed that even with his extensive knowledge by any possible means he could not delete what once has been on FB.

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Last Online
    26-03-2019 @ 11:28 AM
    Location
    across the street
    Posts
    4,109
    Looks like Zuckerberg might have to wait to buy that titanium back scratcher......sad

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat
    Slick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    5,495
    Never had Facebook and never will.

    I occasionally like to try and stalk/detective myself to see if I can find anything on the internet about.... myself.

    There isn't much

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat jabir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    8,599
    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Once I watched a documentary about FB by a French IT expert who showed that even with his extensive knowledge by any possible means he could not delete what once has been on FB.
    If he thought he had deleted something, FB already has a metadata copy for their own use or abuse.

  12. #12
    'ello 'ello 'ello Luigi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Abuja
    Posts
    23,397
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I find it creepily intrusive. They are vague about what kind of information they are collecting from users, but people put their whole lives on Facebook. They know where you work, who your friends are, what you are interested in, and on and on. Facebook can use that information to target advertising or god know what else someone will come up with.
    Yeah, if only they'd stick to advertizing:

    Brothels.
    Whores.
    Penis surgery.

    As opposed to stuff that people are actually interested in.

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat
    Dragonfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Last Online
    Today @ 03:58 PM
    Posts
    11,666
    it's a great marketing tool, you can target your advertising audience to very "fine" details since they know everything about you, including your monthly income etc... from your surfing habits

    awesome for advertisers, full of idiots sharing their buying habits

  14. #14
    Member
    harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:02 PM
    Posts
    59,739
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    it's a great marketing tool, you can target your advertising audience to very "fine" details since they know everything about you, including your monthly income etc... from your surfing habits

    awesome for advertisers, full of idiots sharing their buying habits
    And how the fuck do they know your monthly income?

    Did you post it?

    I mean, do people really need to know you're on Bt20K a month Buttplug?

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Last Online
    26-03-2019 @ 11:28 AM
    Location
    across the street
    Posts
    4,109
    lol...

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat misskit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    29,265
    Russian federal agents have ordered Telegram to decipher all your correspondence

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has sent an official request to the instant messenger Telegram demanding that the network decipher all user correspondence in accordance with the so-called Yarovaya laws, according to Telegram founder Pavel Durov.


    Durov published photos of official FSB documents dated September 14, showing administrative charges against Telegram for failing to comply with the law. The FSB’s letter indicates that it first issued its demands to Telegram on July 14 (two weeks after the messenger was added to the Russian government’s registry of “information distribution organizers”), and given five days to comply. Telegram says it only received the email on July 21 — two days after the FSB's deadline.


    As a result, Telegram (a London-registered legal entity) was found to be in violation of Russian Administrative Code Article 13.31, which carries fines as high as a million rubles ($17,180).


    Durov says the charges will “inevitably lead to litigation,” though he says he “lacks the opportunity” to set foot in Russia.


    Durov published the FSB’s letter and revealed the administrative charges against Telegram shortly after journalists learned about criminal charges against him in Iran, where he’s accused of allowing terrorists to communicate over Telegram. Durov says Telegram is constantly blocking banned content at the request of governments, but he insists that the network will never hand over “a single byte of personal data.”

    Russian lawmakers introduced requirements to decypher communications for the FSB in the summer of 2016, with the passage of “anti-terrorist” laws authored by State Duma deputy Irina Yarovaya and Senator Viktor Ozerov. These laws also require “information-distribution organizers” to archive personal correspondence and make it accessible to Russian law enforcement.

    Roskomnadzor, Russia’s federal censor, added Telegram to the government’s registry earlier this year, after threatening to block the service. All that’s needed for this registration process is a company’s public contact information and general business description, which Durov provided, while insisting that Telegram would not comply with the demands of the Yarovaya laws.

    https://meduza.io/en/news/2017/09/27...correspondence

  17. #17
    Member
    harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:02 PM
    Posts
    59,739
    Vlad the dictator.

    Amazing how many chumps here actually admire the bloke.

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Last Online
    26-03-2019 @ 11:28 AM
    Location
    across the street
    Posts
    4,109
    ^about 35% by my estimate.

  19. #19
    Thailand Expat
    Dragonfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Last Online
    Today @ 03:58 PM
    Posts
    11,666
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    And how the fuck do they know your monthly income?

    Did you post it?

    I mean, do people really need to know you're on Bt20K a month Buttplug?
    your buying pattern and what you view on the web has been deep analyzed (love that word) by their AI and they can make accurate predictions (99.99999%) about your income level and personality.

    Everytime you make a purchase on a website, there is a small facebook tag that tracks you. Every webmaster put their little FB tag in html headers so they can improve their SEO on Google and Facebook links.

    yes, it's madness but that's the new digital world for you, better you get used to it

  20. #20
    Member
    harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:02 PM
    Posts
    59,739
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    your buying pattern and what you view on the web has been deep analyzed (love that word) by their AI and they can make accurate predictions (99.99999%) about your income level and personality.

    Everytime you make a purchase on a website, there is a small facebook tag that tracks you. Every webmaster put their little FB tag in html headers so they can improve their SEO on Google and Facebook links.

    yes, it's madness but that's the new digital world for you, better you get used to it
    And you haven't worked out how to block trackers? I thought you were the "IT Expert".


  21. #21
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:24 AM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    17,651
    I am so relieved that TD's servers are US based.

  22. #22
    Thailand Expat misskit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    29,265
    ^ They are?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •