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Old 05-03-2010, 06:10 AM
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I always thought Facebook was a bad idea.

Facebook is now sharing your personal profile information with third parties. For now, it's just a few web sites, like the music site Pandora, and the consumer review site, Yelp. Facebook is automatically sharing that information, without your consent. If you don't want to share, you have to opt out.
University of Minnesota law professor and privacy expert Bill McGevern says it's an important line in the sand. And for Facebook, with 600 million users, the stakes are high.
“Facebook is trying over and over to get this shared so Facebook becomes the center of the web,” said McGevern.
Facebook wants to make money by selling user information.




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if you arent a teenage girl, why would you even use facebook?
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The only reason I know about Facebook is that my teenage daughter HAD an account.
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The only reason I know about Facebook is that my teenage daughter HAD an account.
just sent you a friend request
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Gee, I want to post all my personal information on a website so the whole WORLD can find out about me. Facebook is scarey and taking advantage of the gullible.
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No worries for me, I could never see the need for such new aged crap!
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
I always thought Facebook was a bad idea.

Facebook is now sharing your personal profile information with third parties. For now, it's just a few web sites, like the music site Pandora, and the consumer review site, Yelp. Facebook is automatically sharing that information, without your consent. If you don't want to share, you have to opt out.
University of Minnesota law professor and privacy expert Bill McGevern says it's an important line in the sand. And for Facebook, with 600 million users, the stakes are high.
“Facebook is trying over and over to get this shared so Facebook becomes the center of the web,” said McGevern.
Facebook wants to make money by selling user information.




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This is why decided to NEVER send an email, pay a bill online, do banking online, have a wireless router at my house, and I"ll NEVER EVER NEVER have an internet connection that can be spywared.

I may get rid of my wireless telephone and the cell is history since the signal can be picked up by a radio head with a scanner and tin foil hat.

Come to think of it, I'm getting rid of my company EZ Pass modules,

I gotta tell you, sending out a 1000 estimates a year is giving me serious hand cramps, and thank god for self sticking stamps!



No wonder my wife thinks I'm a wise ass.
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
The only reason I know about Facebook is that my teenage daughter HAD an account.
I'd say middle aged and older women are the fasting growning group on FB. I haven't updated my profile in years but recently I've been getting more requests from my aunts, great aunts, parents friends etc.

I also have a lot of friends with young kids who use FB to share pictures of their kids with their parents and the rest of the family who don't often get to see them.
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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
This is why decided to NEVER send an email, pay a bill online, do banking online, have a wireless router at my house, and I"ll NEVER EVER NEVER have an internet connection that can be spywared.

I may get rid of my wireless telephone and the cell is history since the signal can be picked up by a radio head with a scanner and tin foil hat.

Come to think of it, I'm getting rid of my company EZ Pass modules,

I gotta tell you, sending out a 1000 estimates a year is giving me serious hand cramps, and thank god for self sticking stamps!



No wonder my wife thinks I'm a wise ass.

I've got an idea just for you Mike...

I have this friend who is selling a cabin on a remote island on a huge lake in the Canadian wilderness. Get yourself a nice Honda generator and a few thousand gallons of gas, and you wouldn't have to have any contact with the outside world.


Let's see the hackers try to hijack your signals from that remote location!!!



(Come to think of it--it doesn't sound half bad, actually...)

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You can opt out, its i n the "privacy" settings.
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
The only reason I know about Facebook is that my teenage daughter HAD an account.

Coming from a younger guy, I can pretty much assure you she still does just under another name. Its just a easy way to keep in touch, I couldnt care less if pandora knows my name or what kind of music I like. The number one rule to follow on fb and the internet as a whole is dont put anything on it that you wouldnt be comfortable with your mother, boss, or grandma to see.
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
I always thought Facebook was a bad idea.
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Originally Posted by scarolina View Post
Coming from a younger guy, I can pretty much assure you she still does just under another name.
and I can pretty much assure you that I didn't raise my kids to sneak around my back and disobey me

I guess your parents raised you differently..
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While I have friends on FB and I did set up a half assed page I never go unless it's a friend request. That's it for me and FB.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10099178.stm

They share info for free, it does not surprise me if they do it for money...

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I went onto my FB account page after this post. Yep, they got my email address and birthday.

Go ahead and sell it, I don't care. Everyone on THT can know tons more about me for free if they look at my past posts.

Feel free to sell my info folks, don't care. everyone knows my email anyway.

Oh, BTW, I have 27 FB friends. If you take my family out of that bunch, that leaves exactly the same amount of people that are my friends in real life, 0.. I've actually had people "de-friend" me, Crips, I'm a pretty pathetic FB endorser. Don't see the big deal.
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How to permanently delete your Facebook account:

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/secu...ofile-account/
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Originally Posted by Seacat FL View Post
How to permanently delete your Facebook account:

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/secu...ofile-account/
That may delete your account but whatever you posted has already been stored in computers across the world and will be there for searches for a very long time. There are companies who grab this info every night. They sell that info when companies are doing background checks on new employees. I will guess it is also sold to Uncle Sam when he wants to check on something . . . . .
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That may delete your account but whatever you posted has already been stored in computers across the world and will be there for searches for a very long time. There are companies who grab this info every night. They sell that info when companies are doing background checks on new employees. I will guess it is also sold to Uncle Sam when he wants to check on something . . . . .
I agree. That is why you will never see anything about me there or at twitter or myspace.

I have never been there
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Never understood FB. It's like, hey I'm cool, come look at me on the internet. I guess it's each person's choice but personally I dont have the ego needs to post my information where the world can see it.

As far as selling info, why would anybody think they wouldn't? There ain't no free lunches.
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