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Facebook: Don't put personal info in your profile

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by ethics, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

  2. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

  3. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    I took everything out of my profile except birth month and day and "married." What a pain those people are!!
     
  4. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    I now have only "April 13" and "married" for profile info. I have also posted the first link at my site.
     
  5. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Next thing we know, Allene will be posting shots of her favorite bands.. Can you still get photos of the Glenn Miller Band? :haha: :run:
     
  6. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Very funny! He started playing before I was born.
     
  7. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Good, don't put any photos up either. Even if they reverse this policy (as they have done in the past with some other questionable antics), I don't trust the owners anymore.
     
  8. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    I have a small collection of vacation photos on my site. I'm going to leave those there. I hope they reverse the policy, but I'm leaving off the stuff in my profile even if they do.
     
  9. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    If you have your albums set up that "only friends" can see them, they should be safe from prying eyes.

    Also, you can opt out of this whole thing. Go to Privacy Settings --- Application and Websites ---- and uncheck the box for Instant Personalization.
     
  10. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    The more I read about this, and the direction that Facebook wants to go, I have a feeling that things will blow up in the near future.

    How Facebook is putting its users last | Molly Rants - CNET News

    And:

    Facebook: Privacy Enemy Number One? | Dan Costa | PCMag.com

    At some point, Facebook will attempt to open up its entire infrastructure in the name of bringing in more ad revenue, and once it happens, there won't be anything that can be done about it. The latest developments are but a taste of what's yet to come. And with over a half billion users, most of which are totally clueless when it comes to protecting their information, they'll get away with it.
     
  11. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

  12. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

  13. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    What's happening is that FB is now forcing our politicians to get involved in Social Network policies. This does not bode well at all.
     
  14. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Yep... This is going to turn into a huge issue, and once it's all said and done, we'll have a stack of government regulations designed to kill any social networking site. Problem is, whatever they hammer FB with will also apply to sites such as ours.
     
  15. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    I'm not at all concerned about this. Congress is incapable of keeping pace with technological changes. They are irrelevant in that regard.
     
  16. cmhbob

    cmhbob Did...did I do that? Staff Member

    I think that was Tom's point. They're write a bill that is intended to take care of Facebook-type issues, but the unintended consequences will catch any website.
     
  17. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    This is exactly why you should be worried at this point. With congressional efforts to get the FTC involved, we're now seeing a different approach than what we've seen in the past. Remember the attempts to curb child porn on the Internet? Didn't work very well, and eventually the laws were struck down by SCOTUS. We're not looking at laws now. Congress is going to use FTC to set the rules and it will be much more difficult to fight that.
     
  18. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    There are plenty of foreign web hosting companies.

    I'm just sayin'........;)
     
  19. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    No.. There aren't. Not at the price we're paying and what we're getting in return.
     
  20. Greg

    Greg Full Member

    It is clear that the government is intending to solve every issue by legislation, laws, regulations, government intervention and a government infrastructure to manage it. Needless to say, this will also increase our taxes. I wonder what they'll do when the government takes 100% of our wages and still needs more. Draft a labor force?

    We'll continue to have problems with an overly intrusive government as long as they see every problem as needing a government solution.

    Meanwhile FB can't give away what they don't have. :)
     

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