Websites reference other websites. Most websites these days use third party libraries (code for all the 'cool' features like a rich text editor for forum posting), third party advertising (because all this stuff does cost money, and few are in this for charity), or third party content such as users embedding in this case pictures from Facebook. So when you ask your web browser on your phone or computer to access this forum thread, part of the response is links to third parties that your browser then fetches automatically on your behalf to get all the functionality, content, advertisements, tracking crap, and in worst cases malicious software (not saying that last one happens here, but some of the activity when I'm not in my enclave is borderline). Those third parties who serve up the content your web browser requests because the site you visited (e.g. this page you're reading) references them, they get to see your IP address (which if at home is pseudo-linked to your household), maybe some cookies (which may be distinctly linked to you personally), unique browser identity (which, particularly with Chrome, may be linked distinctly to you), and potentially (used to be always, then went dark, now becoming the norm again) the very specific page you were viewing when those assets were loaded. Through these means Google and Facebook and many other companies most of us have never heard of have near complete records of everything we're interested in, our behavior patterns etc. And that information is bought and sold to anyone who will pay for it by these third parties. This is the business model of the internet (including Facebook and Google). If you're using a service, for example this forum, and you didn't pay for it, you can very safely assume that you are not the Customer, you are the Product.I dont ever recall having a facebook page, nor giving facebook permission to track me in any way shape or form. How is that even legal?
Are you the only one who cannot see my post? Others can, I assume, or perhaps notDobe sir I wish I could see your posts in this thread but we block all facebook assets everywhere and it looks like that's where your pics are hosted. Which BTW lets facebook know everyone who's visiting this page.
Hey Dobe, yes probably just me that can't see them. But I think what you suggest would be better practice for everyone's privacy. I know it's a PITA and understand & respect if you don't choose to.Are you the only one who cannot see my post? Others can, I assume, or perhaps not
If I download memes to my phone, and upload them here, are those memes linked to FB?
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