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  1. ATCclears

    Murf's Guns - their Facebook promo

  2. cigars

    Vimeo teams up with Facebook, Twitter, Google on bans

    Vimeo decided to ban Project Veritas. I thought that Vimeo was the the place to go when the big social media giants started banning everything guns and conservative. How long before FB bans logging in on NWFA? That might not actually happen though as they want to suck up all of your data and...
  3. L84Cabo

    Bill Whittle: Why Break Up YouTube, Google and Facebook

    Probably want to watch this before YouTube takes it down. He makes a strong case. At least I think so. :)
  4. PNWguy

    Facebook down for some.

    Tried to log into Facebook today to see what my daughter and grandkids are up to in Japan. She doesn't have a cell phone so we communicate via Facetime live and messenger. Page wouldn't load and I got a message that they are experiencing issues and to try again in a few minutes. That was...
  5. ATCclears

    Zuck’s sorry . . . that he hasn’t got even more of your data

    Zuck’s sorry . . . that he hasn’t got even more of your data snippet: Konstantin Kakaes, an editor at MIT Technology Review in Massachusetts, dismissed Zuckerberg’s essay as “a power grab disguised as an act of contrition”. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic senator, consumer rights champion and...
  6. clearconscience

    Other State  IL, Buy a gun, let’s first check you Facebook

    Illinois Dems introduce bill requiring gun buyers to reveal social media accounts before getting firearm license
  7. DuneHopper

    Facebook, still losing its audience .

    According to PC Magazines editors as well as other sources, Facebooks invasion of public security and other issues, as well as secret third party sharing/ Has yet again for the last three quarters seen a drastic loss in membership. Last year it was reported middle to seniors were leaving. It...
  8. DuneHopper

    More reasons not to use Facebook.

    Facebook admits its camera-equipped listening device can collect your data for ads https://www.independent.co.uk/…/facebook-portal-ads-trackin… Facebook's decision to launch a camera-equipped listening device for people's living rooms, just months after one of the biggest data scandals in...
  9. HuckleberryFun

    Facebook Compromised

    Facebook just announced that the personal information of over 50 million accounts has been compromised. I got off Facebook and Twitter 6 years ago just to avoid this kind of thing. (And your cute cat pics....and your cute kid pics...and your perfect vacation pics...and your rants about x,y,or...
  10. Cerberus Group

    Cerberus Training Group - On Facebook

    Keeping up with the social media thingy. Have had it for awhile. If you have a page, stop in and tell me what you think. https://www.facebook.com/CerberusTraining/
  11. Joe Link

    National  Facebook Blocks Sharing of 3D Printed Guns

    Gun News of the Week: Facebook Blocks Sharing of 3D Printed Guns
  12. DuneHopper

    Facebook , Targets Guns Owners.

    Facebook , Targets Guns Owners. So I don't use facebook except when the rare occasion I am selling or buying and item locally so I can see whom I am interacting with. I am pretty clear on my FB I enjoy my rights but not too far right either nothing one might see as radical. So I place and ad...
  13. IOM

    Oregon  Facebook Bans "OFF"...

    Our *good friends* at Facebook have apparently blocked Oregon Firearms Federation founder and director Kevin Starrett from being able to post a few days ago. “I have no idea why I was blocked and FB does not respond to questions about it. Clearly we have always had strong views posted on FB...
  14. L84Cabo

    Being a publisher vs. being a platform and the ramifications for Facebook and others

    So in the legal world, I'm learning, that there is apparently a difference between being a platform vs. being a publisher. Think of the phone company. They provide a platform for people to communicate but they invest zero energy in monitoring or trying to control what people talk about across...
  15. joken

    I just swore off Facebook

    I was wasting too much time there when I could have been wasting it somewhere else. I really think the politics was threatening my health and I don't mean the liberals that would like to see me dead.
  16. FireArm

    Pro-2A memes and quotes

    I don't do the whole Facebook thing anymore but was on it for years, since I was in college when it started until last year. But I was on a friend's profile just looking at th craziness it has become. The people that my friend knows are mostly Pro-2A and I was seeing a lot of great stuff. So...
  17. Colts4me

    Facebook

    You might want to know how much they have on you and your family. "Want To Freak Yourself Out?" Here Is All The Personal Data That Facebook/Google Collect
  18. N

    FaceBook and the butthurt basement dwelling window lickers

    So looks like my business page on facebook has attracted the attention of some mouth breathing knuckle dragging snowflake who gets offended by the mere sight of a gun. I got suspended 3 times withing a week then they shut down my page. When you try to fight it they say you are in violation of...
  19. Jcon268

    Oregon  Facebook page against Oregon IP43 growing FAST

    Log into Facebook | Facebook Not sure if this has been brought up on NWFA yet but it may very well have been already. Feel free to move or delete if necessary. I joined this less than a week ago and it had 25k members. Now up to 96k members! If you haven't added yourself to this group yet...
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