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Facebook to offer free Wi-Fi in exchange for your location

By David Tom · 15 replies
Jun 20, 2013
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  1. It’s no mystery that Facebook wants to gather as much data as possible about its users; something that they do rather effectively, judging by the all-too-relevant advertisements that are plastered across my newsfeed. Nevertheless, Zuckerberg and his colleagues are taking...

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  2. Ah, I'm sure the NSA will appreciate this service very much indeed.
    Auth3ntic0 likes this.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,453   +1,732

    t3chn0vamp likes this.
  4. All I read is like this: "NSA to offer free wi-fi in exchange for your location"
  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,837   +1,180

    I thought the NSA already knew where we all where, what do they need facebook's help for? Facebook just wants to show you ads for nearby stores.. it might work out to your favor... check in at the coffee shop, maybe you'll get a coupon too.

    If you're that scared about being tracked, put on a fake mustache and leave your phone at home.
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    This is screwed up in so many ways.
  7. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,197   +592

    We are getting one step closer to this
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,974   +2,870

    I guess FB doesn't get much help from me, they sent me a SMS about 2 months ago reminding me I hadn't checked in in the past three months and I still haven't checked in yet. Oh well if they close my account, it's no biggie, I don't use it anyway.
  9. Geforcepat

    Geforcepat TS Booster Posts: 141   +16

    Good boy:D
  10. I signed on to Facebook once in 2007, and singed out 20 minutes later, and never been back.
  11. What advertisements in the news feed? Don't you know about adblockplus?
    Anyways I only use fb to know if everyone that I have ties there is still alive.
  12. What would facebook offer me in exchange for giving them a picture of my naked *** ?

    Access to their face recognition algorithm ?
  13. kuroiei

    kuroiei TS Enthusiast Posts: 93   +31

    Do they provide free Wi-Fi in Pakistan?
  14. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    Provide this in the Philippines please hehe
  15. Probably using code provided by NSA.

    George Orwell was right. Mark Zuckerberg owns room 101.
  16. I've been creating fake Facebook accounts since about 3 months after Facebook launched. I now have over 125, 000 fake accounts.

    I hope Facebook don't believe their own hype about the social-graph, because let's face it, it's got some seriously skewed data!

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