FaceBook Privacy Concerns

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I just found my profile is being unlawfully used to bulk up the numbers for this game. I did not like this game so why does it say I did and I had to deal with it. This is serious breech of privacy rules.
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MartinaZ

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MartinaZ

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Also I do not want to show as new in the community when my issue is that you are using my profile without me authorising it. This is a new game which I do not want to be part of.
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SadFluffer

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i have never liked this game, never played this game, and never will, how dare you use my name and my love of a REAL game to bulk up your number, absolutely disgusted
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i never liked this game yet it said i did, i then unliked it and an hour later it still claims i like it! it is not even a facebook game and i dont even have an iphone. and if i did i would never go near any of your games as your way of treating people is disgusting! i have reported you for using my name without my consent and for liking a page on my behalf!
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i would also like to know how come your number of likes increased with a few hundred for every time i refreshed your page?? it started with about 4000 when i first looked and some hours later it is above 48 000! i doubt it is allowed to gather names of people from another game to up your numbers...no matter if that former game belonged to your company!
this should tell all your players that you have no faith in your own new game since you feel the need to cheat to get your statistics going in your favor
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I don't see how this is legal? When I gave permissions to this app, it was for (fluff)friends. I never agreed to give permissions to "fluff friends rescue" and was appalled to see that listed under my applications.
I suppose the developers assumed we would see the similar name and familiar icon, and be none the wiser? I don't know what's worse, to lie and steal our likes and permissions, or to think we're ignorant and wouldn't notice the difference.
Either way the app has been removed and reported.
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I understand that you are somehow using a loophole in the page migration, however, that allows you to migrate likes and a vanity url - NOT my permissions data! I have never and will never give permission for this app to access my data! You are in violation of Facebook policy and suggest you conduct yourselves accordingly!

Additionally, you are using people's data without their knowledge or consent to falsify your numbers which falls under the category of fraudulent misrepresentation!
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Jeanetta Knight

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You have used my name and information without my permission , Im sure this is against the law ! Changing the name of one game to another does NOT give you the right to include me and or my information! I have NEVER played Fluff Friends Rescue and NEVER will !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tabatha Voss

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Same here,they have done it to everyone who ever liked the real Fluff Freinds game app. Whats more even after you remove the app/new pages and unlike everything,a couple of hours later it has you magically likely them again!
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Lisa Green

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I saw this game pop up when I was looking for new iphone games, and I immediately decided I was not going to download it. I can't believe that they are trying to use the fluff friends name and fluff friends fans when they abandoned the original game. Complete BS!
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Gillian Marie Turner

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According to their page http://www.facebook.com/FluffFriendsR..., I have 31 friends who "like" this page... even though they never "liked" the game, or played it! MindJolt/SGN is using fraudulent business practices, transferring likes of a defunct game (Fluff Friends) to this new... THING... called Fluff Friends Rescue. Not impressed.
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DaLinda Friend-Primasing

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Fluff Friends original application was built on a different platform (Facebook) and the spin off rescue game run on an ipod or ipad platform are 2 different games. The only thing similar is the brand Fluff Friends and the pictures used that were suggested by users. Transferring the likes from the facebook app page from the original and only Fluff Game from users built up over 4 years to the Rescue page is about as low as a company can go to build up their image. These people liked the original game, not this one. That would be like taking the likes from Friends to Joey because it is based on the same idea even though they are not the same thing. Telling the former users of this game that all they have to do is unlike the page is not enough. Some of them are deceased now. And some have disliked the page and found later that they were listed as a user and liker of the rescue game again. Myself included! You gotta be pulling our data from somewhere. This is called clickjacking. Fluff was not knocked offline by Facebook as they keep stating, but instead this company chose not to complete the coding that needed to be done to keep it going on Facebook. Now they are blocking gamers from posting on their new page when they state their discontent with this company and removed their posts. Talk about a company that doesn't want to face the truth, or let others see it for what it is. Isn't that called censorship?
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Gillian Marie Turner

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I think they're frightened of what we can accomplish. If any of them have any memory of the New UI backlash, or the Lyon King Bank fiasco, they'd be aware of what can happen when our community decides to pull together. It might take some time, but we CAN bring them down if they don't change their fraudulent tune.
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Jena Fech

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When I logged into facebook last night I found instead of the fluff friend app on my side bar it was Fluff Friend Rescue - upon seeing this I simply stated on their site that I had not added this game to my account - that it was a violation of my rights that they were using my information to accomodate this new game - to find not only five minutes later my comment had been removed? and I was blocked from posting of commenting on the wall? -

ashamed of what they have done and not let other viewers see posts is a game that is misleading and dishonest -

facebook is strict with policies of privacy issues - my privacy has been invaded by Fluff Friend Rescue - breach of trust - I have no respect left for this company at all
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Bee Estorga-Berg

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For real Gillian. They SHOULD be scared of us. Remember, (fluff) Love Potion? Remember the Friendship Flower?? We are so much more powerful than them they SHOULD be scared.
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I have never clicked the "like" button on this game [fluff friends rescue]....and never would. I loved not just like the real "(fluff) friends page...please represent us correctly!
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Gina Smith-Karr

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Definitely NEVER liked this application!! Definitely NEVER played this application!! and Definitely NEVER EVER WILL play another mindjolt/SGN game!! How dare you use my name and information as liking you - when I can't even stand you!?! Not very fluffy!!
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Melinda Mara

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how dare you use me like this - i did not "like" fluff friends rescue - i "like"d fluff friends - such unethical practices you are using - shame on you - may this venture fail!
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Lisa Cahn

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i'm angry with the devious and fraudulent practice that mindjolt/sgn has been using. i NEVER gave permission for them to use my info under the fluff friends rescue name - it was granted for (fluff)Friends which is now gone. since the original app is gone, all permissions and data should have left with it. i'm so angry that the things i really want to say i can't and won't because i'm a Christian. so instead, i stick out my tongue and give you the raspberry.
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Amanda ProudMummy Clarke

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I think anyone with an iphone should go rate the app badly and tell people not to waste their money on SGN, it will only make them sad and angry when they shut it down because they cant be bothered anymore!!!!!
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Ricardo Gomez Najera

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Deceiving, sneaky, disgusting and just WRONG business practices from SGN & Mindjolt. Transferring "likes" from one page to another (including the ones from people who are now deceased, banned from the original application and several that "unliked" the original page months ago) in order to make a new game look as if it has a large fan base is seriously wrong, not to mention irresponsible and insensitive. This is yet another great disappointment from SGN & MindJolt.
I never authorized the use of my personal information to be added to this application and I NEVER will.
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Bee Estorga-Berg

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OMG they did this to me too, I unliked their page and then posted about what they had done, changing the name of the page and the app I used to play and love, and speaking out against this despicable trick, and they deleted my comments and blocked me from posting on their page!! Not only fair but really sick, how many people are going through this and being silenced?? This can NOT be legal. :o
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SGN Support Team, Official Rep

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Per Facebook's decision to eliminate app about pages, the (fluff) Friends page will be removed on February 1st. In an effort to provide a space for the (fluff) community, all users have been migrated to the new Fluff Friends page. No private information was collected or shared during this migration. If you do not wish to follow Fluff Friends in the future, simply 'unlike' the current page and you will no longer see Fluff Friends in your news feed.

Sincerely,
The SGN Support Team
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Tabatha Voss

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What a load of garbage. WHY on earth would we believe you on this? all the dozens of lies we have been fed in the past,not being allowed to express honest opinions on the app wall/page (being BLOCKED when we do so that only those who post positive things are seen)

You know full well 99% of people who were part of the REAL Fluff friends did not want this but you moved their likes over anyway. Why are'nt YOU getting your own likes,most people don't even know about this change over,why the hell should we have to go and remove/unlike things?

I do not believe for a second you did'nt do something with our private information because you can not be trusted
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Simple solution to unlike the page? - what are you saying? - I never liked the page to begin with so why should I have to do something when I never did it in the first place -
Did you not state that the coding in facebook eliminated the use of Fluff? - but yet you transfered ALL the information over to this new app? -
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SadFluffer

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it's not a matter of unliking it, you also have to remove the application, even though there is no fluff friends rescue app on facebook.... guess it is the only way you can get your numbers up, by falsifying your numbers, as you have falsified just about everything
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SadFluffer

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and not only do you have to remove an application that you have never played, but the people that have moved on, and passed on don't even have the choice....you are seriously cruel and twisted, and truly sickening
you need to be held accountable for your actions
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Jeanetta Knight

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I would start looking for another job if I was you, the company you work for is not known for its honesty and definitely has no morals ! Shame on them!
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SadFluffer

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and what is this fluff friends you speak of, do you mean (fluff) Friends that SGN took offline when they decided not to try and fix the game in the 8 months they had to comply to facebook coding changes, because that is the only fluff i have ever liked, and you guys completely shut it down, so why is anything of mine being moved from a SHUT application to a mobile app i will never play

or are u telling me that (fluff) Friends isn't shut down and that was a lie, you're gonna turn around and say "just kidding"....ummmm didn't think so

you have no right to include our likes and use of a completely different app to make your numbers look better, it's your fault you destroyed the only facebook game worth playing, don't use us to try and stick a band aid on the rest of your bad decisions...
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Dear "SGN Support Team" ...

For some reason you guys still think the people playing (fluff)friends were a bunch of brainless teenagers. We have read the info that Facebook posted about the deletion of app profile pages and what that entailed. You were allowed to migrate "likes" and your "vanity url". That DID NOT include migrating our permissions data and have it show that we have added an app (that we can't possibly have added yet because it doesn't exist on Facebook yet - nor would we EVER add it) and then make it a bugger to "unlike" it (which is a very unethical practice in and of itself). I myself had to unlike it three times and each time I came back it was liked again.

You guys have been deceptive and misleading for quite some time with regards to (fluff)friends and we've honestly had enough! Own up to what you have done, apologize and move forward with maybe 100 people (mostly Mindjolt employees) who actually have the app installed.
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Might I add, even migrating the likes is extremely unethical because the purpose of that was to migrate the likes from an app profile page to the fan page of the same name! That would imply it be in reference to the SAME APP!!!! Not an entirely different one built with the money of hundreds of users that were defrauded when you knowingly took their money while fully aware that you were axing (fluff)friends.
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Tabatha Voss

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Bravo MaggieB. very well said indeed
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Gillian Marie Turner

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Well stated, Maggie.
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Lucinda Filmalter

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"In an effort to provide a space for the (fluff) community, all users have been migrated to the new Fluff Friends page" - and also been prevented from posting and being blocked - nice space you have provided, and anyways, people that used to play (fluff) friends on facebook have other spaces where they would rather come together
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Kris

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SGN, This is an unsatisfactory explanation for a deceptive practice. You are solidifying my decision to never play another SGN/Mindjolt game again.
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Gillian Marie Turner

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Unacceptable. No one gave permission for this "migration." What SGN/MindJolt is hoping is that there are enough people out there who don't KNOW their "Like" status has been transferred, or don't know how to "unlike" the new game. That way SGN/MindJolt can continue using those "likes" for their new game.

IT IS FRAUD, PLAIN AND SIMPLE.
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Bee Estorga-Berg

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SGN We shouldn't HAVE to UNlike the new game, NONE of of TRIED the new game, NONE of us CHOSE to LIKE it in the first place! What you did by migrating us without our permission or even knowledge was DESPICABLE and you ought to be ashamed of yourselves. One of these days you ARE going to pay for all you've done, whether it's simply by the collapse of your pathetic desperate company or by actual legal action. I hope it's both.
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Gillian Marie Turner

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I wonder if anyone knows anybody from the Anonymous or 4chan sphere who can temporarily bring down MindJolt/SGN servers for fraudulent business tactics?

Not that I do, or can. Just typing out loud.
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Kirsty Jane Fussell

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Hmm. If only. If anyone deserves being done over, it's them.
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I am concerned about this too. I had previously liked (fluff) Friends but SGN/Mindjolt chose to abandon this game and it is no longer playable. Yesterday upon realizing that the name had been changed to Fluff Friends Rescue (an entirely NEW game) I went and hit the unlike button and deleted the app off of my facebook. Curious that today it shows me liking the page of which I hit unlike again. This certainly seems like you are attempting to use my information to pad your numbers and I would like it to stop.
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Kathy Dameron

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BTW there was no migration of (fluff) Friends, SGN/Mindjolt chose to take the images from (fluff) Friends to a entirely different game.
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Pamela V. F. Rising

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Your real ratings come from downloads and comments in the Apple App. Store. I'm delighted I was able to give it a 1 star rating there, since you can't rate it 0!

These falsely inflated "likes" on Facebook are totally fraudulent, since they come from another game you discontinued last year!

People actually trying out your Fluff Friends Rescue game on an Apple device are probably NOT going to bother to check Facebook's search to see if it's listed!!! So hopefully your falsely inflated Facebook "likes" will do you absolutely no good finanacially.

It's does make your business look pathetic you have to falsify your statistics!!!

A note to anyone reading this; they're falling daily and quickly too in the free App. ratings!!!
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i have friends from the former game that I know do not play this game who are listed as liking it. That is, pardon the pun, fluffing your numbers erroneously. And nobody can post an honest opinion on your wall?? Seems that this new game, which I will never be able to play, if I wanted to that is, is plagued with system crashes anyway!
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Lisa Cahn

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now i'm really ticked off!!! i cannot believe you folks deleted my post!!
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Gillian Marie Turner

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I clicked on "see the change log" and disputed the removal of your comments. Nothing you wrote was vulgar, and there was no reason for them to be removed.
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Tabatha Voss

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They not only deleted dozens of posts,they blocked everyone who made a negative comment from posting on their wall again. And I don't mean because they swore either,people who left HONEST comments about how this whole thing has been handled,the tall stories we have been told,how we have been ignored/mislead/etc were deleted because this company does not believe in truth or fairness