The case for and against #deletefacebook

As Ali has put it before, it’s really refreshing seeing that we can get
first level support, and feedback from Facebook. This really is the
advantage of having an ecosystem of engagement which KICTANET provides.
It’s refreshing bigly 🙂

On Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 6:06 PM Ebele Okobi via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Yes-those have been in the works for months, to be launched this week. The
> news has understandably overshadowed these announcements. That said-stay
> tuned for more details.
>
>
>
> On Mar 28, 2018, at 3:59 PM, Ngigi Waithaka <ngigi@at.co.ke> wrote:
>
> Just seen this as well…
>
>
> www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-03-28/facebook-updates-privacy-tools-for-better-data-control?__twitter_impression=true
>
>
>
> Rgds
>
> On Wed, 28 Mar 2018, 12:31 Ngigi Waithaka, <ngigi@at.co.ke> wrote:
>
>> Ebele,
>>
>> If that’s the case, then I guess what they do is get a ‘screenshot’ of
>> your photo and maybe *overlay* it on your newsfeed / timeline. The
>> *impression* it gives you is that the photo is already uploaded…
>>
>> Thanks…
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 12:18 PM, Ebele Okobi <ebeleokobi@fb.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Clarification-your photos are not auto-uploaded to Facebook. The app has
>>> access to your photos and essentially shows you your own photo folder and
>>> asks if you want to upload. Your pictures do not get uploaded to Facebook
>>> until you upload them yourself.
>>>
>>> I do think it’s a good piece of feedback for our product teams to know
>>> that a) this feature is confusing to you, and b) that showing users their
>>> photos and asking if they want to upload can be off-putting/not a good
>>> experience.
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Ebele
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mar 28, 2018, at 10:11 AM, Ngigi Waithaka <ngigi@at.co.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>> Ebele,
>>>
>>> Thanks for your update, I will check on the contacts settings as you
>>> have indicated.
>>>
>>> I still think though some of the choices we make are not very *clearly*
>>> spelt out when we make them. For instance, I can understand the need to
>>> sync my contacts, but *not* my call & sms history! And this is especially
>>> so for those of use (most of us?) who use our phones for both personal &
>>> official business.
>>>
>>> My recommendation, have at least three settings clearly indicating what
>>> you would use them for, if at all!
>>> 1. Sync contacts
>>> 2. Sync Call records (***)
>>> 3. Sync SMS & Messages (***)
>>>
>>> As regards the photos this is what happen(s) / happened. Normally I
>>> would not give FB access to my photos.However, at some point I needed to
>>> upload a certain specific photo on to some FB markets that I participate in.
>>>
>>> Shortly as I was still in the market and as I was scrolling though my
>>> newsfeed I started seeing a number of family photos that I had taken
>>> earlier, already uploaded but kind of greyed out, with FB asking me whether
>>> I wanted to share them.
>>>
>>> That is very disconcerting!
>>>
>>> Again, if a user gives access to his photo library for a *single* photo,
>>> that should not mean *all* my photos are auto-uploaded to FB, then FB
>>> prompts me to share them…
>>>
>>> My recommendation would be to have at least two settings:
>>> 1. Upload a single photo
>>> 2. Auto- Upload *ALL* my photos
>>>
>>> And, I don’t consider myself a *pro* FB user, it may very well be that
>>> indeed this is already covered so thanks for being our ‘customer-care’,
>>> appreciate 🙂
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 11:39 AM, Ebele Okobi <ebeleokobi@fb.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Answers below-for your first question, it’s VERY important to clarify
>>>> that Facebook does not “pick up” your contacts. You have to expressly agree
>>>> to upload your contacts. For example, I have never agreed to this, so my
>>>> contacts have never been uploaded. If you change your mind about the
>>>> permission you have given, or if you accidentally gave permission, please
>>>> see below for how to opt back out. Note that this feature is “opt-in”, so
>>>> express agreement is required for it to be happening.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> That is the same for the photographs, so can you please clarify your
>>>> question? Are you saying that you granted permission for specific photos to
>>>> be posted on your page, and now you want to delete them? Facebook does not
>>>> automatically upload any photographs to your page.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 1. Call and text history logging is part of an opt-in feature for
>>>> people using Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android. This helps you find and
>>>> stay connected with the people you care about, and provides you with a
>>>> better experience across Facebook. People have to expressly agree to use
>>>> this feature. If, at any time, they no longer wish to use this feature they
>>>> can turn it off in settings
>>>> , or here
>>>> for Facebook
>>>> Lite users, and all previously shared call and text history shared via that
>>>> app is deleted. While we receive certain permissions from Android,
>>>> uploading this information has always been opt-in only.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *From: *Ngigi Waithaka <ngigi@at.co.ke>
>>>> *Date: *Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 5:37 PM
>>>> *To: *KICTAnet ICT Policy Discussions <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
>>>> *Cc: *Ebele Okobi <ebeleokobi@fb.com>
>>>> *Subject: *Re: [kictanet] The case for and against #deletefacebook
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Ebele,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Good to see FB represented here.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Got two questions:
>>>>
>>>> 1. Supposing FB has picked up my contacts and SMS and I would like to
>>>> delete any prior data that has been uploaded, how would I go about that?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 2. I also noticed that when I allow FB contacts to my PhotoGallery on
>>>> Android for purposes of being able to select pictures to upload, by
>>>> default, it then would upload *all* new pictures taken and ask me whether
>>>> I’d like to share them on my timeline.
>>>>
>>>> Is there a way to also delete any such content that FB has picked from
>>>> my phone and auto-uploaded?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Rgds
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, 27 Mar 2018, 19:30 Ebele Okobi via kictanet, <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> This is useful context, below. Please do let me know if there are
>>>> additional questions or concerns. I do appreciate how significant an issue
>>>> this is, and am happy to answer questions and relay concerns internally.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/03/fact-check-your-call-and-sms-history/
>>>>
>>>> March 25, 2018
>>>> Fact Check: Your Call and SMS History
>>>>
>>>> You may have seen some recent reports that Facebook has been logging
>>>> people’s call and SMS (text) history without their permission.
>>>>
>>>> This is not the case.
>>>> Opt-in features in Facebook Lite and Messenger
>>>>
>>>> Call and text history logging is part of an opt-in feature for people
>>>> using Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android. This helps you find and stay
>>>> connected with the people you care about, and provides you with a better
>>>> experience across Facebook. People have to expressly agree to use this
>>>> feature. If, at any time, they no longer wish to use this feature they can
>>>> turn it off in settings ,
>>>> or here for
>>>> Facebook Lite users, and all previously shared call and text history shared
>>>> via that app is deleted. While we receive certain permissions from Android,
>>>> uploading this information has always been opt-in only.
>>>>
>>>> We introduced this feature for Android users a couple of years ago.
>>>> Contact importers are fairly common among social apps and services as a way
>>>> to more easily find the people you want to connect with. This was first
>>>> introduced in Messenger in 2015, and later offered as an option in Facebook
>>>> Lite, a lightweight version of Facebook for Android.
>>>> How it works
>>>>
>>>> When you sign up for Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android, or log into
>>>> Messenger on an Android device, you are given the option to continuously
>>>> upload your contacts as well as your call and text history. For Messenger,
>>>> you can either turn it on, choose ‘learn more’ or ‘not now’. On Facebook
>>>> Lite, the options are to turn it on or ‘skip’. If you chose to turn this
>>>> feature on, we will begin to continuously log this information, which can
>>>> be downloaded at any time using the Download Your Information tool
>>>> .
>>>>
>>>> [image: Image removed by sender.]
>>>>
>>>> If, at any point, you no longer wish to continuously upload this
>>>> information, you can easily turn this feature off in your settings
>>>> . You can also turn off
>>>> continuous call and text history logging while keeping contact uploading
>>>> enabled. You can also go to this page
>>>> to see which
>>>> contacts you have uploaded from Messenger, and you can delete all contact
>>>> information you’ve uploaded from that app should you choose.
>>>> We never sell this data, and this feature does not collect the content
>>>> of your text messages or calls
>>>>
>>>> When this feature is enabled, uploading your contacts also allows us to
>>>> use information like when a call or text was made or received. This feature
>>>> does not collect the content of your calls or text messages. Your
>>>> information is securely stored and we do not sell this information to third
>>>> parties. You are always in control of the information you share with
>>>> Facebook.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mar 27, 2018, at 3:29 PM, WANGARI KABIRU via kictanet <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Facebook harvested phone call and text data from Android users
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Facebook harvested phone call and text data from Android users
>>>>
>>>> Brandon A. Weber
>>>>
>>>> Have an Android phone or device? You might want to read this.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> BIGTHINK might have thoughts similar to your said friend.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones
>>>> [Updated]
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones
>>>> […
>>>>
>>>> Maybe check your data archive to see if Facebook’s algorithms know who
>>>> you called.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Factual or otherwise? Ars Technica makes reference to an FB rejoiner.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> It should not be lost that even the most basic loyalty card is for
>>>> decision making to serve you the customer better – data by the issuer.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Be blessed.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Regards/Wangari
>>>>
>>>> —
>>>> *Pray God Bless. 2013Wangari circa – “Being of the Light, We are
>>>> Restored Through Faith in Mind, Body and Spirit; We Manifest The Kingdom of
>>>> God on Earth”.*
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Monday, 26 March 2018, 08:52:17 GMT+3, Timothy- Coach- Oriedo via
>>>> kictanet wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> See my views from a data science, business model and regulatory
>>>> perspective
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Data Breach? What Breach- A Watershed Moment
>>>> https://www.linkedin.com/ pulse/data-breach-what-breach-
>>>> watershed-moment-big-data- scientist
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *Coach Timothy Oriedo*
>>>>
>>>> *Error! Filename not specified.*timothyoriedo.coach
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> [image: Image removed by sender.]
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 8:24 AM, Ngigi Waithaka via kictanet <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Ali,
>>>>
>>>> Facebook was built for and is meant for *sharing*! With time, I have
>>>> seen FB make us want to share more and more, recommend to us ‘friends’ at
>>>> every turn and inevitably there will be a clash between the sharing and our
>>>> privacy!
>>>>
>>>> Also, there was a time our Newsfeeds were very clean, you’d actually
>>>> get to know what your friends were upto, but I do find its now looking
>>>> unrecognizable; its become this very noisy marketplace! Or maybe I am
>>>> gettitng old 🙂
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Privacy unfortunately plays 2nd fiddle to sharing. For me, the straw
>>>> that broke the proverbial camels back is seeing photos that I had taken on
>>>> my phone already auto-uploaded and semi-shared in my timeline, and with an
>>>> absent minded click, I would have shared all on the my timeline!
>>>>
>>>> I got the app off my phone immediately, but kept the web desktop as I
>>>> do continue to use it once in a while.
>>>>
>>>> I have also seen that FB has been collecting all our Phone records,
>>>> calls + SMS as written about on Verge…
>>>> www.theverge.com/2018/ 3/25/17160944/facebook-call-
>>>> history-sms-data-collection- android
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> So, I guess if you’re still using FB on Android, you gotta be ‘strong’!
>>>>
>>>> P.S
>>>>
>>>> Does FB and other Apps synchronize their data policies with those of
>>>> the users home country?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 6:04 AM, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke > wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Listers
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hope you all had a great weekend. Here’s an interesting article on the
>>>> ongoing Facebook fallout.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Excerpt:-
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I spent the evening with a friend who is far bolder than me. Having
>>>> deactivated his Facebook
>>>> profile
>>>> three years ago, he upped the ante this week by deleting his Instagram
>>>> account. Even more drastically, he plans officially to *delete* his
>>>> long-dormant Facebook account—the last vestige of his serfhood in Mr.
>>>> Zuckerberg’s fiefdom—sometime very soon, after his girlfriend has had an
>>>> oppo

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