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Windows 7: One small victory against Failbook

28 Aug 2009   #1
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
One small victory against Failbook

and their overbearing (or more like lack of) privacy policies,

Quote:
Nicole Lace wants to be the one in charge of how much the rest of the world knows about her life. She decides who gets to see her phone number. She decides who gets to see her email address. She decides who gets to see the name of her employer and where she went to high school when people access her profile on the popular social networking site Facebook.
And if one day she decides she no longer wants anyone to see anything at all, then she wants it to disappear forever.
"It is my choice to put it out there, so it should be my choice to completely erase it not Facebook's," the 25-year-old program coordinator for a non-profit community group in Toronto said yesterday.
That choice is expected to become much clearer as Facebook Inc. has agreed to give its more than 200-million users around the world more power over the way it stores and shares personal information in response to harsh criticism from the Canadian privacy watchdog.
TheStar.com | Canada | Canada wins Facebook fight

I still won't be using it, but a bit of good news for those that do.
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28 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Fair point, but if you don't want people to know your personal information then you shouldn't post it. It's OK saying that Facebook are going to give users more rights over their personal information, but they cannot control what other users do with that information if someone gives them access to it (or part of it). What's to stop them from copying it, either as a text file on the computer or even as a hand-written note? In other words, if someone has had personal information on Facebook which others have been able to see and now decides that s/he no longer wishes this information to be public, it can be removed completely from Facebook, but s/he has no control whatsoever over how others store and use the data.
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28 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
and their overbearing (or more like lack of) privacy policies,

TheStar.com | Canada | Canada wins Facebook fight

I still won't be using it, but a bit of good news for those that do.
No matter what the data will still be out there somewhere, once on the net always on the net. Google archives are great to find things that people once thought we gone from the web.
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28 Aug 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

+1 Dwarf... Your control over your information ends the moment it hits Facebooks' server... If you dont like whats done with it after that, then dont post it...
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28 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
+1 Dwarf... Your control over your information ends the moment it hits Facebooks' server... If you dont like whats done with it after that, then dont post it...
Exactly. And the same thing applies to all of the other social-networking sites available. This is the very reason why I will not consider using them.
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28 Aug 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Dwarf

Seconded. Guess im just anti social but the thought of giving away personal info doesn't interest me
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28 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Dwarf

Seconded. Guess im just anti social but the thought of giving away personal info doesn't interest me
Just do what 70% of the real people out there do, create a page with false info and see who figures it out.
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28 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno View Post
Just do what 70% of the real people out there do, create a page with false info and see who figures it out.
haha! I'm a 300lb Somalian dude on Match(dot)com.

But look at it this way. if the social garbage sites didnt exist, Chris Hansen would be unemployed.
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28 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
+1 Dwarf... Your control over your information ends the moment it hits Facebooks' server... If you dont like whats done with it after that, then dont post it...

I use it and I hardely post my pictures, Doesn't use Apps. except Barn Buddy which iv found really cool

I think facebook is not clear enough to most of the users, many use it too much and get their account deactivated or hacked. Social Networking is good but as you guys were saying, "Think before you Leap" .This is the age of the InterWebs.
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28 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno View Post
Just do what 70% of the real people out there do, create a page with false info and see who figures it out.
Even so, be careful. Be very careful. Just one snippet of actual truthful personal information could spell trouble for you if that information falls into the wrong hands.
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