Trusting Facebook with your sensitive data

#1
Facebook wants your naked photos to stop revenge porn.

'Who will see my naked photo?

'Facebook's Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis told Newsbeat that photos will only be seen by "a very small group of about five specially trained reviewers".

'They'll give the photo a unique digital fingerprint - something called hashing.

'That code will then be stored on a database. If anyone else tries to upload the same photo, the code will be recognised and it'll be blocked before it appears on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger.

'The original photos will not be stored.'


Of course they won't, 'cos they'll get someone like Cambridge Analytica to do it for them. ;)
 
#3
It's a stupid idea

The fact that an IT company didn't consider the possibility of someone misusing the data makes it so much worse
 
#4
DO NOT, NEVER, EVER, IN ALL ETERNITY, JOIN FACEPLATE.

You may as well rent a billboard and stick it all up on there.

Just my opinion.
 
#6
It’s old news, just new to the UK
It’s actually about specific pictures, so if you already have the pictures out there then this allows them to be detected

The ideal solution is don’t let loose naked photos of yourself, but it does happen
 

Wordsmith

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#7
FaceAche makes money by selling details of your activities to market research companies. They're not meant to sell it in personally identifiable form, but the fact that Cambridge Analytics got their hands on a shed load of such data suggests that FaceAche are not particularly scrupulous about anonymising the data or protecting it.

I have a simple solution - I don't use FaceAche.

Wordsmith
 
#10
Planning to use hashing you say? MD5, SHA-1 and SHA-2 have all been broken. Moore’s Law about processing power suggests that anything Facebook can come up with will get broken sooner rather than later. Plus a repository of nude pics will becomes an excellent target for hackers to focus on. Simple answer, keep your pics to yourself or don’t take them in the first place.
This guy is worth following if you’re interested in security, blockchain etc.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-hashing-method-gas-slow-you-want-buchanan-obe-phd-fbcs
 
#11
FaceAche makes money by selling details of your activities to market research companies. They're not meant to sell it in personally identifiable form, but the fact that Cambridge Analytics got their hands on a shed load of such data suggests that FaceAche are not particularly scrupulous about anonymising the data or protecting it.

I have a simple solution - I don't use FaceAche.

Wordsmith
Cambridge Analytica in the US has recently filed for bankruptcy.
In court papers filed with a New York court, Cambridge Analytica said it had assets of up to $500,000 (£370,000) and debts in the range of $1m to $10m.

I wonder how long the UK site will survive?
 
#12
There is urban myth is was really set up by the CIA
It may as well have been.

Back in the late 90's & early 00's it was mooted, by clever people I was doing research with, that the interweb gave the interested, capable, ordinary person the capability that only the CIA had 10 years prior.

As a FYI: When I was in contact with them it was estimated that Experi@n had reasonably well collated, accurate, commercially available records on 70% of UK households. And some of the stuff they have developed since then makes that look pathetic.
 
#13
#14
FaceAche makes money by selling details of your activities to market research companies. They're not meant to sell it in personally identifiable form, but the fact that Cambridge Analytics got their hands on a shed load of such data suggests that FaceAche are not particularly scrupulous about anonymising the data or protecting it.

I have a simple solution - I don't use FaceAche.

Wordsmith
Normal approach is to propose to use the data in its pure form for research only and then to anonymise any results. I have seen that in action.

Have a look at the Consumer Data Research Centre compiled data presented in graphic map form - Just below the top left of the screen you will see Data Chooser to find your chosen information of interest. You cannot compile loadsa data in this way without bending some rules.

CDRC Maps: Maps of UK open data.
 
#16
Even if you are not on Fb or any social media, there are other ways to find info say on group of locals...either check the elctoral register and find addresses, or if devious enough rob postman/mistress on their rounds. Open their sack and voila ...lots of information.

cheers
 
#17
Cambridge Analytica in the US has recently filed for bankruptcy.
In court papers filed with a New York court, Cambridge Analytica said it had assets of up to $500,000 (£370,000) and debts in the range of $1m to $10m.

I wonder how long the UK site will survive?
It just Phonenixed itself, it's already up and running in the US under another name
 
#18
It just Phonenixed itself, it's already up and running in the US under another name
Its all slight of hand. The wifes banking employer in the UK was slapped for misuse of customer data. Pure account management data was gotten hold of, and used by one of the drips in marketing to identify customers most likely to buy other particular products. The data was not intended for marketing purposes and should never have been used as such. The Information Commisioner slapped them for half a million quid and put a six month ban on use of that particular data-set which was most inconvenient and caused more expense. They managed, but had to go the long way around to achieve the same task..
 
#19
I think it was Freddie Forsyth who said in one of his books that the computer is the most insecure tool known to man. That's all you need to know really.
Anyone help me find the vga socket on this etch a sketch ?

Signed Sam F Neale.
 
#20
Planning to use hashing you say? MD5, SHA-1 and SHA-2 have all been broken. Moore’s Law about processing power suggests that anything Facebook can come up with will get broken sooner rather than later. Plus a repository of nude pics will becomes an excellent target for hackers to focus on. Simple answer, keep your pics to yourself or don’t take them in the first place.
This guy is worth following if you’re interested in security, blockchain etc.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-hashing-method-gas-slow-you-want-buchanan-obe-phd-fbcs
Moore's law arguably ran out of steam a few years ago.
 

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