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Beefsmith

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So I use faceache a bit via my phone but whenever I come off it, I’ve always shut it down so it’s not running in the background. So I swipe the app shut (iPhone). In fact I generally swipe all apps sh!t at least twice a day as I find it helps battery life.

Now I’ve a wedding coming up so have been online looking for shoes via google.

Upon opening the faceache app up its now littered with adverts for men’s dress shoes.

How? The app was shut so is it talking to google within my phone?
 

Chris F

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A tracking cookie called a Facebook Pixel. So the other sites are telling facebook you are looking for shoes. Hence the adverts.

Facebook also has access to your microphone, so it may well of heard you say those keywords too.
 

Dry Rot

Member
I worry (a bit) about those links we have to click on to say we accept cookies. How many read them?

They are already popping adverts into web sites so it is easy to click in error and find you've inadvertently signed up for something you don't want.

And it's not just Facebook. 1984 was 35 years ago!
 

Kidds

Member
I worry (a bit) about those links we have to click on to say we accept cookies. How many read them?

They are already popping adverts into web sites so it is easy to click in error and find you've inadvertently signed up for something you don't want.

And it's not just Facebook. 1984 was 35 years ago!
I often think that too.
All this stuff supposedly to keep us safe generally makes us less so. Passwords are another one, so many places repeatedly asking for passwords inevitably leads to people using the same one for everything.
 
I never used faceache or trwitface.........am I the only one??🤷🏻‍♂️
I used to use faceache, about a year or 2 ago, but deleted my account, It's a great platform for identity theft.
It only take someone who is friends with your account, who gets their account hacked, then they have all the data from all the friends on the hacked account.

So I used to put a fake birth date into facebook and made my address very vague and so forth.
Basically it had very limited trueful data in it.

In ordered to protect yourself and still be able to use facebook, I personally think this is the only safe way to play it.
Chris
 
Use duckduckgo instead of google, and use an adblocker such as adblock plus
I also use "Duck duck go " and find it very good . Only snag I find is that it persistently defaults to some odd location - Denmark , Germany etc. I can bring it back to UK from the drop down menu , and then click "save" but it makes no difference - it will have gone off to Denmark or somewhere like that often before I've even left the settings screen properly .
 
So I use faceache a bit via my phone but whenever I come off it, I’ve always shut it down so it’s not running in the background. So I swipe the app shut (iPhone). In fact I generally swipe all apps sh!t at least twice a day as I find it helps battery life.

Now I’ve a wedding coming up so have been online looking for shoes via google.

Upon opening the faceache app up its now littered with adverts for men’s dress shoes.

How? The app was shut so is it talking to google within my phone?
It probably has a look through your browser history whilst it's loading.
 

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World Food Day: NFU Cymru celebrates Welsh food producers at the Senedd

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Written by Rachel Martin

NFU Cymru members and Assembly Members have been celebrating the role that Welsh farmers play in producing nutritious, high quality, safe affordable food during an event at the Senedd today on World Food Day (October 16).

The lunchtime event, which was sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM, included a special menu of fine Welsh produce.

Speaking at the event, NFU Cymru...
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