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Possible Facebook spying (or just a strange coincidence).

 
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12/10/2009 02:34 AM
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Possible Facebook spying (or just a strange coincidence).
Okay, so I had my Facebook page open (as usual). While procrastinating studying for a final I checked GLP and went to a Norwegian site about the spiral today. This was in a different tab. After I watched a video on one of the Norwegian sites I closed it and went back to my Facebook tab was was greeted by "Would you like to use Facebook in Norsk (bokmål)?
Facebook is available in 70 languages. Click here to switch to Norsk (bokmål)."

Sound like spying to anyone else? I've never once been asked if I wanted to use Facebook in another language and find it highly coincidental that it would ask if I wanted to view it in NORSK immediately after I visited a Norsk site.

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12/10/2009 02:44 AM
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Re: Possible Facebook spying (or just a strange coincidence).
I posted the following on there earlier this evening:

Robobees: Insect-like robots are creating a buzz
[link to rt.com]

As soon as I did I was locked out of Facebook as the site said my account was hijacked/compromised.

I have never had that happen in REAL-Time.

Anyone else besides the OP and myself have any irregularities?

Last Edited by Winningjob on 12/10/2009 02:45 AM
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12/10/2009 02:49 AM
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Re: Possible Facebook spying (or just a strange coincidence).
Facebook regularly advertises to me websites I have shopped on before. It also advertises upcoming albums and concerts for the bands I have listed as my favorites.
Jeremy
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12/10/2009 02:53 AM
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Re: Possible Facebook spying (or just a strange coincidence).
It's not facebook per se, it's the entire "Internets"

cookies and puppies and phishing and whatnot lol
Jeremy
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12/10/2009 02:54 AM
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I didn't write puppies...lmao
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12/10/2009 02:55 AM
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Re: Possible Facebook spying (or just a strange coincidence).
Op and first Ac, I've never noticed either situation. That sounds pretty weird.

I wouldn't be surprised to find out how much social networking site know about an individuals web history. There are so many websites that link to to social networks. Like if you're on youtube it can post a video for you super quick on a myspace / facebook - I don't ever recall giving youtube my myspace info, but it just seems to know it - based on must my ip address or something it knows it can connect. Also, on the website Post Secret, there is always a link to face book and it shows a sample of members from fb who are fans of post secret. My friends alway appear there even though I don't even have a fb..
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12/10/2009 02:56 AM
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Re: Possible Facebook spying (or just a strange coincidence).
It's not facebook per se, it's the entire "Internets"

cookies and puppies and phishing and whatnot lol
 Quoting: Jeremy 717112



Oh. Yea that makes sense. Its creepy.
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12/10/2009 04:39 AM
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Re: Possible Facebook spying (or just a strange coincidence).
what the hell? facebook just asked me the exact same question. "Do you want to switch to Norsk" even though all your friends speak English?
Anonymous Coward
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12/10/2009 04:43 AM
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Re: Possible Facebook spying (or just a strange coincidence).
They spy on you with cookies but they cant get your nudey pics just find out what other sites you went to.
You went to the norsk site so they thought you might want to speak norsk
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12/10/2009 04:50 AM
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Re: Possible Facebook spying (or just a strange coincidence).
Same for me OP. Probably the cookies or "puppies". BTW, Jeremy, GLP "censors" certain words from being Put out over the site. Welcome to the rabbit hole :)

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