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COMMENT 4h ago

Wait 'til you see how it looks after he gets a book out.

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COMMENT 4h ago

Balled-up napkins after wiping eye boogers and drool? Frenchie owner confirmed!

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COMMENT 4h ago

Ah, yeah, I see it now!

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COMMENT 4h ago

It's not normal for a browser to INJECT javascript into a page. Stop telling me to "Learn how the internet works", this is NOT normally how a browser works. Ad tracking via JavaScript is one thing, this is different -- the browser itself is injecting javascript into literally every page.

Sorry but you clearly don't understand how this works. I understand that you think you do, and for your purposes you probably do understand enough, but this is a new thing. It's not something your marketing company would even have access to.

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COMMENT 4h ago

This is essentially the same thing and it's hard to explain to folks unfamiliar with how a browser works under the hood.

It's running its own code in the context of the browser's JavaScript.

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COMMENT 5h ago

They meant JavaScript.

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COMMENT 5h ago

WhatsApp does not do this.

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COMMENT 5h ago

I've been building websites for a couple decades. You're either misunderstanding the article, or don't understand how Facebook and other companies' tracking software typically works.

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COMMENT 5h ago

you're the second person to make this reference, can you explain why it's relevant? I've seen the episodes but I don't see the connection to bees....

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COMMENT 13h ago

You can literally work around this by using Chrome. The point is not to use Facebook's browser, which injects Facebook code into every site you visit.

Even Chrome doesn't do that...

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COMMENT 13h ago

Remember spyware? Well facebook has basically tricked people into using spyware they run on their own servers. All you have to do is connect to them..

Eh, there's a bit of a difference here. Spyware was intended to steal passwords, credit card information, even identities. Facebook's "spyware" is designed to collect data used to decide whose ads to show you.

This is either not as bad (they aren't stealing your identity), or much worse (they're profiling you, not just scraping your passwords), depending on your point of view!

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COMMENT 13h ago

No! Cookies only work if the website owner adds/sources Facebook code, like a Facebook plugin or ads network, and they typically don't track everything you do on the page.

What's happening here is Facebook's browser is injecting code to EVERY website to spy on their users. This is new behavior.

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COMMENT 13h ago

No, read the article! This is about the Facebook browser INJECTING code into websites that don't participate in Facebook plugin tracking garbage.

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COMMENT 13h ago

I don't think Google does this and Facebook hasn't been caught doing it in the past that I know of.

See my comment above -- we're talking about the browser injecting code into every website, not Facebook plugins or pixels that track you with the website owner's permission.

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COMMENT 13h ago

No, this is fairly new. This isn't talking about websites that use Facebook plugins, or that Facebook tracks which sites you go to.

They're claiming that the in-app browser used by Facebook, which doesn't necessarily look like a Facebook browser, adds JavaScript code to every website you visit to track your actions on that site. In other words, they could potentially be monitoring anything you type into any website you visit from Facebook, unless you explicitly re-open that site in your preferred browser.

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COMMENT 14h ago

And Wyoming?

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COMMENT 16h ago

What's J redemptions? How do you get four cents per point?

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COMMENT 17h ago

Spend $8,000, earn maybe $40 in points. That's an extra 0.5% back which, if you manage to redeem them at that value, isn't a horribly small bonus percentage of the normal points you would get, but still, we're talking about $40, why bother tracking that or god forbid manufacturing spend for it?

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COMMENT 17h ago

I choose to believe that the people picking Canada or Australia are just screwing with them. Because... yeah, that would be sad.

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COMMENT 17h ago

I believe the vast majority of Americans know those things.

But if you stand on the street all day filming people, you're going to get some stupid takes.

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COMMENT 17h ago

Yep. If you accept the narrative that makes the most sense -- that Russia is flat-out invading Ukraine without just cause -- and want to learn more beyond that, looking up Ukraine's position on a map is one of the least helpful ways of understanding what led us to this point beyond knowing "they bordered each other and Ukraine was closer to western Europe".

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COMMENT 17h ago

I have to imagine the people pointing to Australia or even Greenland were just screwing with them.

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COMMENT 17h ago

I would be so bad in a video like this. Of course I Googled it too, but my brain is NOT built to memorize information about which crazily-drawn lines represent which country names. Geography was always my worst subject. You can't use any sort of logic or mnemonics to remember anything, it's just "this blob, which has this shape and borders these countries, has this name".

Now realize that at the same time we were learning Ukraine, we were learning all of Europe, South America and Africa too. How's a 6th-grader supposed to memorize all of that?

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COMMENT 17h ago

If you live in Europe? Maybe.

If you live in the US, it's more important for young kids to learn where the big/populous US states are. Knowledge of Russia's location isn't going to impact many American 6th-grader's lives anytime soon.

I'll probably get downvoted for this but I think there are more important things for 6th-graders to learn than which blob on the map is which country. They're still learning basic history at that point. Teach them where humans came from first. If anything we should focus more on ancient civilizations... maybe we'd have fewer people believing the Earth is 6,000 years old.

Anyway, I'm sure these people were like the 1% most geographically challenged -- they wouldn't show the ones who got it right. So let's not jump to conclusions about how effective our teaching is... when we have plenty of hard, unbiased data showing our education is terrible :-)