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Facebook to Tests Software to Track Mouse pointer on Screen
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Default Facebook to Tests Software to Track Mouse pointer on Screen - 10-31-2013, 06:22 | posts: 20,525 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Facebook wants to know EVERYTHING.┬*Facebook Inc. is testing technology that would greatly expand the scope of data that it collects about its users, the head of the company’s analytics grou...

Facebook to Tests Software to Mouse pointer on Screen
   
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Default 10-31-2013, 07:17 | posts: 61

Feels like invasion of one`s privacy. In a few years having a Facebook account will be
obligatory.
   
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Default 10-31-2013, 07:23 | posts: 1,428 | Location: Japan, Soka

Facebook need to capture other browsers tabs opened at the same time and figure out that porn is much more profitable

[edit] : oh better, buy stolen webcam pics of the girls you know on facebook from facebook!


   
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Default 10-31-2013, 07:28 | posts: 6,575 | Location: Dubai

Pointer hovering an ad on facebook? The only ads I see are those "suggested pages" in my news feed. lol.

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Feels like invasion of one`s privacy. In a few years having a Facebook account will be
obligatory.
You're already considered a backward weirdo if you don't have a facebook account or post a gajillion pics on it!
   
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Default 10-31-2013, 07:57 | posts: 5,442 | Location: Funland aka Happycamp aka Finland

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Feels like invasion of one`s privacy. In a few years having a Facebook account will be
obligatory.
What? Tracking mouse movement on a web page is trivial. Facebook can do anything they want with their page, mouse tracking being one of that.
   
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Default 10-31-2013, 08:06 | posts: 61

Today mouse tracking, tomorrow who knows what.
   
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Default 10-31-2013, 08:15 | posts: 811 | Location: Sheffield, England

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Pointer hovering an ad on facebook? The only ads I see are those "suggested pages" in my news feed. lol.
You should add the facebook addons for adblock plus, I don't even see suggestions
   
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Default 10-31-2013, 08:59 | posts: 1,005 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

How much more will it take to convince the users of Farcebook and Twatter that the NSA is funding both, and that Zuckerberg is only a figurehead to allay their suspicions?
   
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Default 10-31-2013, 09:23 | posts: 503 | Location: France

everything that is FB and Twitter, or relative to google are already in the way to be less used right now with the NSA and all the american BS...

i guess it isn't a good idea to tell that in this context.

and for myself i don't care, i am banned since years from FB lol
   
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Default 10-31-2013, 09:26 | posts: 1,428 | Location: Japan, Soka

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and for myself i don't care, i am banned since years from FB lol
Isn't FB too positive to ban ppl.


   
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Default 10-31-2013, 09:27 | posts: 61

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everything that is FB and Twitter, or relative to google are already in the way to be less used right now with the NSA and all the american BS...

i guess it isn't a good idea to tell that in this context.

and for myself i don't care, i am banned since years from FB lol
Unfortunately you can`t convice them. As they say, ignorance is a bliss.
   
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Default 10-31-2013, 16:41 | posts: 18 | Location: Wandsbek,Hamburg

So.......this is like keylogger for mouse.Great!

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Default 10-31-2013, 17:27 | posts: 970 | Location: Canada

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What? Tracking mouse movement on a web page is trivial. Facebook can do anything they want with their page, mouse tracking being one of that.
oh really? Facebook and Google already track what you do OFFLINE (and ONLINE) so this new keylogging technology of facebook will be able also soon to track what you do OFFLINE on your computer and where your mouse hovers/Clicks on your screen when you do not look at Facebook for few seconds or minutes.

Thats why I have closed my FB account been 7 months now, never looked back
   
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Default 10-31-2013, 17:32 | posts: 6,575 | Location: Dubai

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So.......this is like keylogger for mouse.Great!
Lol .. that's an interesting way to put it
   
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Default 11-01-2013, 03:41 | posts: 70 | Location: Blackhawk, CA

Another reason why I don't have a Facebook page.
   
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Default 11-01-2013, 04:03 | posts: 1,696 | Location: BBQ Capital of the World

**** facebook, thank you adblock/ghostery/noscript
   
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Default 11-01-2013, 11:42 | posts: 280 | Location: Bradford, UK

No doubt facebook hate me.

I have 3 extensions installed:-

https://adblockplus.org - to get rid of annoying pervasive ads

http://www.ghostery.com - This is by far probably the best extension I have as it highlights and disables any form of tracking on a webpage

http://www.fbpurity.com - Specifically for facebook, blocks, tidies and removes things such as sponsored posts, suggested posts, ads, irrelevant games etc
   
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Default 11-01-2013, 12:33 | posts: 6,575 | Location: Dubai

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Another reason why I don't have a Facebook page.
Yes but do you have a FB account?
   
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Default 11-01-2013, 13:50 | posts: 3,714

...'software'? Really?

Chances are they're just utilizing onMouseOver in a bit more...'creative' way.
Checking how long a user hovers over an ad or which part of Facebook the user's pointer usually goes to is trivial.
Only takes certain DOM elements and that's all about it.
They don't even need to know the exact coordinates of the mouse pointer, so it's not really a 'mouse keylogger'.

Don't be so surprised about these things.
Even websites with ads now able to know which one of its users block the ads on their pages. =b




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Default 11-01-2013, 16:49 | posts: 16,134 | Location: US East Coast

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What? Tracking mouse movement on a web page is trivial. Facebook can do anything they want with their page, mouse tracking being one of that.
Facebook will never track me...


   
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Default 11-01-2013, 16:53 | posts: 3,211 | Location: UK

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Facebook will never track me...
I'm tracking you right now. You live on the East Coast, in the USA! Be scared!
   
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Default 11-01-2013, 18:07 | posts: 16,134 | Location: US East Coast

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I'm tracking you right now. You live on the East Coast, in the USA! Be scared!
Only 2 on this forum know my exact location.

Tracking my location, doesn't really concern me. Trying to monitor activities on my computer, on the other hand, won't be tolerated. This action by Facebook, I deem to be malicious.


   
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Default 11-01-2013, 18:11 | posts: 3,211 | Location: UK

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Only 2 on this forum know my exact location.

Tracking my location, doesn't really concern me. Trying to monitor activities on my computer, on the other hand, won't be tolerated. This action by Facebook, I deem to be malicious.
I agree. But then I haven't really been a fan of FB. Another reason for me to not bother to log in again.
   
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Default 11-01-2013, 19:02 | posts: 16,134 | Location: US East Coast

I'm not really a fan either. I typically log in once or twice a month at the most. It's not unusual for me to go 2-3 months at a time without logging in though.


   
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Default 11-01-2013, 19:07 | posts: 4,633 | Location: Washington DC

I wonder if they are using this to make those annoying ads that move across your screen even more annoying.

Either way, I have never had a facebook account and never will. I see it as a complete waste of time.

Plus, when I see this 10 times for every website I visit at work it makes me want to throw my computer out the window.
   
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