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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. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

  2. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Thanks for posting that, Tom. I knew there were potential problems associated with the applications, but this link provided more information.
     
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

  4. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

  5. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    I saw that this morning and thought, "you know this is deliberate".

    This way they can say they offer privacy, it's just rocket science to find it everywhere and all over.
     
  6. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Yep.

    It's a huge pain in the ass going through all of those.
     
  7. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    And even after going through all that, if your friends haven't done so, your info STILL goes out.
     
  8. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Huh? There is an option that allows you to chose what your friends can share about you.
     
  9. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

  10. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    To some extent yes, but not everything.

    Friends can still allow your name, profile picture, gender, etc. to be propagated via 3rd party sites.
     
  11. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Name maybe, but pics, gender, etc. can be controlled.
     
  12. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Look at that chart again... Even if you have it set to "friends only", they in turn can pass it on.
     
  13. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Unless you uncheck all those boxes (as shown on the chart).

    Here is the actual screen shot from Facebook:

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  14. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Unless your friend saves your photo in their own profile.
     
  15. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    True, and that's a risk of posting photos anywhere on the net.

    Facebooks privacy issues are real and incredibly confusing (by design I'm sure). However, if you understand it (which most don't) and take the time to go through it all (again most don't), you can completely control what information gets out and more so than most social networking sites.
     
  16. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    I never got into Facebook, mostly because all of my personal bandwidth for social networking is allocated to Linkedin, and now I'm kind of glad that I didn't.
     
  17. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    While Linkedin's privacy settings are MUCH more straight forward and easy to navigate, they too are in the business of sharing your information by default: LinkedIn Privacy Settings: What You Need to Know - Computerworld
     
  18. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    :rofl:

    Facebook and Privacy: What a Mess - PCWorld
     
  19. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

  20. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    According to SAI sources, the following exchange is between a 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg and a friend shortly after Mark launched The Facebook in his dorm room:
    Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard

    Zuck: Just ask.

    Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS

    [Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How'd you manage that one?

    Zuck: People just submitted it.

    Zuck: I don't know why.

    Zuck: They "trust me"

    Zuck: Dumb fucks.
     

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