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Bus Eireann Website - Facebook API

  • 25-07-2019 7:51pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 31,778 ✭✭✭✭


    Noticed when using the Bus Eireann website when you search tickets its firing off requests to facebook URLs. Without you having logged in as a facebook user.

    Checked the console i see they are using facebook connect API. for a product called signals.

    What personal data are Bus Eireann sharing with facebook ? This all seems a bit suspect to say the least.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,398 ✭✭✭Franz Von Peppercorn II


    listermint wrote: »
    Noticed when using the Bus Eireann website when you search tickets its firing off requests to facebook URLs. Without you having logged in as a facebook user.

    Checked the console i see they are using facebook connect API. for a product called signals.

    What personal data are Bus Eireann sharing with facebook ? This all seems a bit suspect to say the least.

    At the moment you would know more than us. Can you unencrypt the package?


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,778 ✭✭✭✭listermint


    At the moment you would know more than us. Can you unencrypt the package?

    Encrypt the package ? No idea.

    Probably sending names and journeys , who knows . Found it concerning myself considering the level of data manipulation and monization Facebook are involved in.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,398 ✭✭✭Franz Von Peppercorn II


    This is what is being sent to Facebook.

    "SELECT url, normalized_url, share_count, like_count, comment_count, total_count,commentsbox_count, comments_fbid, click_count FROM link_stat WHERE url='http://www.buseireann.ie/inner.php?id=407'"

    Seems like they used Facebook for comments once. Anyway it doesn’t work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,134 ✭✭✭markpb


    listermint wrote: »
    Checked the console i see they are using facebook connect API. for a product called signals.

    I think it's something similar to Google Analytics but Facebook combine it with the information they know about you already to provide aggregate information about customer profiles to website owners.


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