Facebook did not care as those who do not use it
And never deletes anything, the network would be in total violation of European law.
We suspected, Facebook does not erase anything. What we did not know, however, is that the social network would also records on people who are not registered to the service.
This confirmation and revelation were both made by Max Schrems, a law student, who had the idea of ??applying Directive 95/46/EC of the European law that guarantees all European citizens access to the All data is concerned.
The thing was not as simple as reported by Libération, the form is very well hidden and Facebook does not of good will to grant the request.
After reminders, Schrems Max finally gets a CD-ROM with a PDF … 1222 pages.
And then, surprise.
Everything is there, and more. Friends, contacts denied, address (es) mail (s), invitations, responses to invitations (or lack of response), registration date and placed in contact between members, shared links, etc..
But that’s not all. As noted Liberation: “The messages are probably the most outrageous of the file. […] The “Delete” button serves only cosmetic “. Ditto for the messages on the walls or tags photos, which remains even deleted the Facebook servers.
But there is worse. Schrems Max notices that the file contains a heading machine. “Facebook places a file” cookie “on each computer that connects to the site. […] They have a complete list of computers that a person used to go on Facebook, “said he. And conversely, the network also has “a list of all persons who used the same computer to go to Facebook.” Which, repeated, is an indication of near-readable Facebook. Especially since the service connections are also all registered and geolocated.
But there are even worse.
Facebook would be the “shadow profiles”, profiles of non-registered. How? Using the invitations to events (which require to enter an email address if the guest is not registered), looking for friends automatically (scans then your Facebook email and keep all the information he finds to then aggregated and cross) or the synchronization of the mobile address book.
Since then, Facebook seems to collapse under the applications folder.
The European subsidiary said today that it will not deal with lack of resources. An excuse which certainly some truth since according to Max Schrems “all Facebook users living outside the United States and Canada are bound by contract to Facebook Ireland.” But the excuse could lead to further complaints and to fuel suspicion.
Anyway, this new controversy surrounding the collection of social network data is especially large. In 48 hours, the article’s Liberation was shared more than 21,000 times. On Facebook, of course.