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You think that's cool? You should follow Intel's Ultimate Coder Challenge. Pete O'Hanlon is participating and some of the guys are implementing their own eye tracking in games. Crazy stuff. I do a writeup[^] each week if you want a quick update.
OK, so I had to break down and create a FB account if I wanted to track or particiapte in certain corporate things. (I HATE being forced into socializaion!) The only people I added to my friends are family and a few close friends.
Today, I get an email from FB about possible new people to add to me FB friends list. At the top of the list is Christian Graus! I'm thinking "OK, but NOBODY on my existing friends list has ANY traceable link to Christian! What the Elephant!?!?" How did they figure that out??
I only have a few explanations. The one that's least plausible is probably what's going on...
Whenever you sign up on FB a couple of gnomes are sent out to spy on your every move.
The Eye-of-Mark can see you from his FB tower in California every time you log in to FB.
Mark Zuckerberg is hiding under your bed or in your closet.
FB installs some software on your machine with which they can track which websites you visit[^]. These websites are shown on your FB profile, or so I am told. They use this knowledge to find other people that visit the same websites.
I would start by checking under your bed or in your closet...
Would you also think it's creepy if the old KGB knew so much about you? The KGB was at the disadvantage of having to send out spies. F***book does not. An army of idiots delivers all the information they need. They have just to sift through it and they know more than anybody should feel comfortable with.
That seems plausible. Or perhaps FB somehow matched them up through the CP FB profile https://www.facebook.com/codeproject[^]. If that is the case, he should brace himself for the onslaught of 9,738,224 additional friend suggestions about to come his way
"When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase #DuckDynasty
I think I've figured out how they do that. Do you use a Gmail account? We all know that Google reads everybody's emails, so if you have ever corresponded with Christian, they know it. All it requires is a deal between FB and Google. And maybe all the other free email services as well.
The difficult we do right away...
...the impossible takes slightly longer.
No, I've never used it to send or receive anything from anyone that isn't a Google service. It doesn't even have a contact list
Now thats creepy, I treat the social weasels exactly the same, and the only contact list is in the desktop version of outlook. I did once sync my outlook through gmail to the phone, I guess that would have opened the flood gates.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity