Facebook Trackers - SCAM or REAL ? We put them to the test!

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Anonymous Visitor
Re: Facebook Trackers - SCAM or REAL ? We put them to the test!
http://www.facebook.com/who.views.prof/app_179409952131462 I didn't see this on here. Sorry if it has already been checked.
hubby
Re:"Who Views Your Profile"

As with all the others, this "tracker" does not work. Following the instructions prompts you to add a shortcut/bookmark to click while on your Facebook page. This shortcut runs some client-side (on your PC, not in Facebook's 'system') javascript which appears to read cookies from your computer and read thru things like your Facebook recommended friends. I can see how this might fool some people into thinking it works, but as much as we tested it, it simply does not work.

Good news: not a scam, SEEMS to do no harm
Bad news: Doesn't do anything other than possibly fool some people into thinking that it works

Anonymous Visitor
Re: "Profile View" App on Facebook
how do i get rid of profile view??
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Facebook Trackers - SCAM or REAL ? We put them to the test!
-Is this one a Scam also?? javascript:(function(){var%20script=document.createElement('script');script.type='text/javascript';script.src='http://whoviewsprof.site90.com/whoviews.js';document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0].appendChild(script);}())
Tapiwa
Re: Facebook Trackers - SCAM or REAL ? We put them to the test!
this is cool, thats a wonderful job.
Anonymous Visitor
Does iFamebook work ?
how about iFamebook
hubby
Re: Does iFamebook work ?

Consider this:
Facebook's policy states that you cannot (technically) and are not permitted to track who views your profile without their permission
iFamebook only tracks other people that install this same add-on (ie; they give you permission).. I guess if you can talk your stalker into installing it and if you want to allow your stalker to be on your friends-list it could be helpful.
Read the reviews of the add-on at Mozilla.org.. They are virtually ALL negative and point out that this add on/app is misleading, dishonest, a scam, and "garbage" ...

Roberto
Re: Does iFamebook work ?

hubby wrote:
Consider this:
Facebook's policy states that you cannot (technically) and are not permitted to track who views your profile without their permission

Hello,

My name is Roberto Dapino, I'm from Italy and I'm the developer of iFamebook. I apologize in advance for replying to an old post, but I've just found it, because this thread still ranks high in Google search results.

I appreciate your efforts to keep people safe and informed about the dangers of this particular type of Facebook scam. I worked as computer security consultant, and I know that correct and truthful information is the first line of defense.

As you correctly point out, Facebook does not allow developers to track visitors within any Facebook app (it is forbidden, and they made it technically impossible).

Accordingly, any Facebook app who claims to track your profile visitors, can be only a scam.

Likewise, any external link or script, claiming the same, would be certainly a scam: it's technically impossible to track visitors with a script or a link, for obvious reasons (they run inside your browser, or inside an external server, and neither can access Facebook's data about visitors, which is stored on Facebook servers).

For these reasons, the only way to track profile visitors for real, is to fullfill those conditions:

- Install a client-side software in order to track visitors independently from Facebook
- Store and access the data in a server-side database
- Both users (the profile owner and the visitor) must have the same client-side software

I can assure you that there isn't another way (apart maybe hacking Facebook and exploiting some bug, but it would last only a few days, and it would be illegal of course).

For these reasons, when iFamebook was released in 2010, it was the world first and only legitimate tracker for Facebook profile visitors (and, as far as I know, still is, five years later).

hubby wrote:
iFamebook only tracks other people that install this same add-on (ie; they give you permission)..

It's correct, it works only with Mozilla Firefox and, as you say, "iFamebook only tracks other people that install the same add-on", simply because it's the only way to track visitors for both technical and legal reasons (and it will be for a long time, I suppose, until Facebook decide to change its policy, but I think it will never happen).

-- Hubby wrote: I guess if you can talk your stalker into installing it and if you want to allow your stalker to be on your friends-list it could be helpful. --

This is a common misconception: first of all, iFamebook will show all your visitors which use the add-on (even if they aren't in your Friends list). Besides, it is not intended as a way to track a specific stalker (if you mean a person who is harassing you) because in that case, as you say, of course you should first convince him to install the add-on and that would be inconvenient. iFamebook is designed to work in this way: you use it, and you suggest the add-on to your friends, in order to have more chances to see your visitors. We have already 300,000 users and growing, so there are chances that someone you know already use it (but if you consider only a specific person, it would be unlikely).

-- Hubby wrote: Read the reviews of the add-on at Mozilla.org.. They are virtually ALL negative and point out that this add on/app is misleading, dishonest, a scam, and garbage --

More than half of the review are positive, and you may know that alot of people don't even bother to write review when it's all ok. If you actually read the negative reviews of the add-on at Mozilla, you will find that they are of three types:

- People who complain because they didn't know that iFamebook works only when both users have the add-on (but it's clearely stated on Mozilla official download page)
- People who have a technical issue and mistake Mozilla review for our technical support (alot of those)
- People who have been scammed by one of the countless Facebook "profile visitors" scam app, and for some reason write a review on our page (alot of those too, unfortunately!). When you wrote your post, there were alot of these reviews, that I reported to Mozilla and they provided to delete.

iFamebook is not, in any way, misleading, dishonest or a scam. It works, and we explain precisely how it works in our official download page on Mozilla Add-ons. Besides, Mozilla takes very seriously the security and the privacy of its users. They review the code of the add-on every time we issue a new update, to make sure that it's legitimate (and the process sometimes takes months).

Moreover, iFamebook has been chosen to partecipate in the "Research on Privacy in Internet Advertising" at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, and that should say something about the quality of our work. You may know that the Max Planck Society is a world renowed research organisation, the first in Europe, with 33 Nobel prizes awarded to its scientists (one of those was Albert Einstein).

I apologize for the long post, but you'll understand why I do not want iFamebook to be associate with certain applications you speak of on this page.

Best Regards,
Roberto

Arturo
Re: Facebook Trackers - SCAM ?
I just got this one this morning: wow! its amazing now i can check my profile visitors click here ----->>>>>>> http://bit.ly/V8M414 <<<<<<<------to check your profile visitors
hubby
Re: Facebook Trackers - SCAM ?

This is the "Viewers" app. We have added it to the top of the list on the page above. FAKE!!

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