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Offline 1972vet

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An open letter to Facebook...
« on: April 18, 2011, 06:29:46 pm »
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Why wait until regulators force your hand on privacy? Act now for the greater good of all.

Your users tell us that these are issues they want resolved. So our question is simple: when do you plan to act?

Sincerely,

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Re: An open letter to Facebook...
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 07:00:47 pm »
Amen!

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Re: An open letter to Facebook...
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 07:21:02 am »
My personal impression is that they'll offer up some more smoke and mirrors hoping their audience will be appeased.

It's attitudes like theirs that offer the best possible environment for the propagation of malicious code. The users there who are security savvy aren't such a big concern, but those are very few compared to it's overall user base.

I'd sure like to see some kind of response even close to a concession that their motives have been less than honorable. If web sites such as these truly have security in mind for the betterment of it's audience, then you'd absolutely see some changes made to default settings. If not...and since, to date, they haven't, then it's obvious proof of their participation in exploiting their members.

If users of these media sites insist on infecting their own systems, then they'd have to sharpen their idiot skills in order to make it happen while using these resources, should the web sites change the default settings to an optimal level...otherwise, their own ignorance would indeed be blissfully ignored. As it is, those poor folks are infected by the minute in untold numbers...tsk tsk tsk
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Re: An open letter to Facebook...
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 09:54:30 am »
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I'd sure like to see some kind of response even close to a concession that their motives have been less than honorable.
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Re: An open letter to Facebook...
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 06:32:29 pm »
Thanks. I won't be able to tune into facebook. I'll wait to see the response from sophos to know anything at all that I think is trustworthy.
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