Facebook in the news once again...

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Offline 1972vet

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Facebook in the news once again...
« on: July 16, 2012, 06:27:46 AM »
...with another "Privacy" issue. Facebook's deceitful practice is nothing new for most users...but this time, they've quietly introduced new functionality onto their site last week that could have some worried about their online privacy.

Read it Here.
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Re: Facebook in the news once again...
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 06:38:12 PM »
This was posted earlier, but thank you anyway.
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=13317.0

What floors me are the people whom I have contacted who seem to be very much at risk for all kinds of privacy issues, but tell me that they enjoy social media and "refuse to be paranoid". These are intelligent well-educated people. :m I don't understand how they can be so naive and detached. :sd

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Re: Facebook in the news once again...
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 07:44:38 AM »
This was posted earlier, but thank you anyway...
You're welcome. I've said before, I wouldn't use facebook because of it's deception and evidently I'm not the only one who has noticed. This Article might be a couple years old but it's still spot on.

It's my opinion, facebook's effort to keep it's user's private data private is nonexistent. On the other hand, facebook's effort to undermine it's user's effort to keep their private data private is seemingly a full time job for them (my opinion mind you). But...I doubt I'm the only one who has taken notice of it.

With it's never ending changes that affect users privacy settings, and their insidious release of "new features" which ALSO affect user's privacy settings, I'm wondering to myself, how can anyone see this differently?  :sd

What worries parents I'm sure, is that by the time they figure out that they NEED to make certain their children's privacy settings are adjusted to keep their private stuff private, the damage is already done...which of course, seems to be the objective precisely.
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