Newsletter: Facebook “Shadow Profile” Steals Personal Data & LG Ready With 5 Camera Smartphone

Newsletter: Facebook “Shadow Profile” Steals Personal Data & LG Ready With 5 Camera Smartphone

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FACEBOOK’S 2-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM: A MASSIVE SCAM

THE STORY

Facebook’s security feature is a platform for advertisers to track down all your personal data. How? According to the paper published in Gizmodo, the user’s contact number collected by this social media website as part of two-factor authentication are easily targeted by an advertiser in a few weeks. And Facebook is tricking its users for believing it as a security feature. Experts are calling this a “Shadow Profile” that encompasses sensitive data of every user, collected via dubious methods.

WHAT ARE “SHADOW PROFILES”?

Have you ever wondered how the ads on Facebook are so accurately targeted? Well, the answer is shadow profile. It is a virtual file maintained by Facebook that contains user’s data provided by user’s friends voluntarily. The file keeps updating automatically in terms of email addresses, phone numbers and other significant data and no one even know that it exists. This indirectly gathered information is not available on public profile and it includes data that you never shared with Facebook.

But how is it possible, especially if you never shared that information? Thanks to “Find My Friends” feature of Facebook that permits this website to scan your contacts. Hence, if your friend has your alternative number or email id in its contact list, then Facebook can tally your name and address and add this information to your “shadow Profile” file without permission.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO ESCAPE TRACKERS DOMINATING ACROSS THE WEB?

Technically, the answer is “No”. You can only evade such intrusions by dropping technology completely altogether from your life. Deleting Facebook account or logging out from social media platforms cannot help you escape this mess. Your personal information is of great value for advertisers as it allows them to target ads with accuracy and help boost their sales.

Also, Facebook’s earning is dependent on the level of advertising they are offering. And if this is bothering you too much, you can visit “ad preference” page on Facebook to enlighten yourself about the list of advertisers you have communicated with.


LAUNCH OF LG’S V40 THINQ PHONE TEASER VIDEO

THE STORY

Necessity is the mother of innovation and in this “Insta” and “Snap” era, the demand for high-end camera is augmenting. Keeping this in mind, LG has managed to pull off this demand by introducing five cameras, three on the rear and two in the front, to its yet-to-be-launched V40 ThinQ phone. The device is set to launch on 3rd October of this year.

ANTICIPATED FEATURES OF LG’S V40 THINQ

Apart from two cameras in front and three on the rear, this phone has a 6.4-inch display and a non-breakable glass frame for the body. Also, the rear panel has a silky matte finish attained by sandblasting the case. It helps in maintaining its texture and offer protection from fingerprints, scratches and dust. The phone will be available in three colors blue, red, and grey and its tipster Evan Blass delivers better look at the handset already.

LG will offer a Snapdragon 845 processor, a dedicated Google Assistant button, a Quad DAC, and a fingerprint scanner on the back. The main variances from the earlier model G7 are larger 6.3-inch screen and the above-mentioned triple-camera sensor.

A BREAKTHROUGH OR FALSE HOPE

As per the source, Nokia is launching a smartphone supporting five cameras in the back. However, the authentication of this news source is still ambiguous and therefore, all we can do is wait until the launch of next Nokia phone. For now, LG is set to dominate the arena of exclusivity with its V40 ThinQ phone with five cameras.

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