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Old 03-30-2012, 08:59 PM
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This Creepy App Isn’t Just Stalking Women Without Their Knowledge, It’s A Wake-Up Call About Facebook Privacy | Cult of Mac
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:20 PM
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Also, since her photo album contains pictures she took at the beach, I now know what Zoe looks like in a bikini... which, as it happens, is pretty damn good.

My girlfriend scowled at me. I assured her Zoe in a bikini was no comparison, and moved on.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:45 PM
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Perhaps an app that warns you when a user of the other app is near?
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:29 PM
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13 million Facebook users fail to use privacy controls

That's a lot of stupid people out there. :doh:
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:36 PM
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Facebook does a faceplant on it's IPO?

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The stock then recovered as IPO underwriters stepped in to support its price, according to reports.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:03 AM
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In what seems to be an attempt to push its products on those who don't take the extra steps to fix them, facebook recently changed everyone's listed e-mail address to @facebook.com without asking or informing anyone.

Even better, it would appear that the integration between iOS6 and facebook on the iphone means that multiple beta testers have lost all their e-mail contacts as facebook updated their phone contacts with @facebook.com e-mails. Again without asking or informing the user.
Facebook's Email Overhaul Is Seizing Smartphone Contact Lists, Reports Say | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

They are claiming it's a bug. Facebook integration doesn't sound so cool if it's going to accidentally take over and modify your phone or other devices. I hope there's a way to turn this integration off in iOS6.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:17 AM
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They do everything on that fucking site without telling anyone, first. It's insane... and every change is only to make everything even more frustratingly public/ immediate. There is no editing process. .__.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:31 PM
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They do everything on that fucking site without telling anyone, first. It's insane... and every change is only to make everything even more frustratingly public/ immediate. There is no editing process. .__.
Of course, it's a long term strategy.

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Old 07-03-2012, 07:46 PM
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They are claiming it's a bug. Facebook integration doesn't sound so cool if it's going to accidentally take over and modify your phone or other devices. I hope there's a way to turn this integration off in iOS6.
Luckily there is one.



Since Facebook is still legal in many countries, you may need a workaround like NoScript.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:04 PM
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Did you know facebook automatically scans all your 'private' messaging for illegal activity? I didn't. Although not surprised.
Sure makes me want to use safe and secure facebook e-mail!

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CnetThe scanning program looks for certain phrases found in previously obtained chat records from criminals, including sexual predators (because of the Reuters story, we know of at least one alleged child predator who is being brought before the courts as a direct result of Facebook's chat scanning). The relationship analysis and phrase material have to add up before a Facebook employee actually looks at communications and makes the final decision of whether to ping the authorities.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:53 PM
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They do everything on that fucking site without telling anyone, first. It's insane... and every change is only to make everything even more frustratingly public/ immediate. There is no editing process. .__.
Of course, it's a long term strategy.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience yesterday that if he were to create Facebook again today, user information would by default be public, not private as it was for years until the company changed dramatically in December.
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I can't help but think that as a teenager Mark Zuckerberg read 1984 and saw it as a blueprint instead of a warning. I would not be surprised if the gets a boner at the idea of a two-way telescreen being in every home preventing you from having any privacy anywhere.

I wouldn't be surprised if he decided to create his own version of Newspeak. Maybe Facebook should be renamed Minilov.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:09 PM
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Oh hey Facebook thrad. I just read this dumb article and at first I was convinced that it was some clever parody of really awful tech articles, but now I think it is not? What do you think?
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A BBC investigation suggests companies are wasting large sums of money on adverts to gain "likes" from Facebook members who have no real interest in their products.
BBC INVESTIGATES
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It also appears many account holders who click on the links have lied about their personal details.
On the internet? No! :ohnoes:
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A security expert has said some of the profiles appeared to be "fakes" run by computer programs to spread spam.
On the internet? No! :ohnoes:

Is this really a whole news article about an "investigation" into kind of a basic issue with social media marketing?
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:40 PM
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I see blogs everyday that run giveaways and things, and in order to get extra entries, you have to "like" the company or their product on Facebook.

This is because they think that more likes gives you more social proof when people view your FB page, and also because Google is beginning to incorporate FB likes into its algorithm (they will probably eventually dial this down as the obvious manipulation becomes more common and the worth of likes as evidence goes down).

But yeah... I might "like" something if I can get it for free because I did so, but it doesn't mean that I really like it and endorse it in the way that Google would want it to mean for their search algorithms. Then again, I'm the sort who (outside of media and games) is unlikely to "like" any product or company, whereas there are some people on FB who "like" their local Wal-Mart store or Dunkin Donuts or random mundanities/mediocrities like that.
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Yeah, I liked some bedding company I've never heard of to get something free from a blog that I also had to like and it was a big old circle jerk of likes to get I don't even remember what! I am still on their mailing list is how come I remember doing that shit at all

Also, fuck everybody wanting me to log in to their site using my Facebook..in fact, I am less inclined to want to join your site if you do that. If your product or service or whatever is so awesome, you don't need to be married to FB
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:27 AM
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Everyone should like the Kodiak Walmart page so Pitbull will have to go to there.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:56 AM
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I already did that!
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:21 AM
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Well do it again with your fake accounts.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:09 AM
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I was just lol'ing at you guys and then I went to FB and saw that one of my friends "liked"* Target. And that SIX OTHER FRIENDS also "like" Target, or so they say. I so don't get that at all. I go to Target to buy, like, paper towels and dog poop bags and I guess it's fine. It never occurred to me to like it on Facebook.

*But did he mean it?
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Yeah, I liked some bedding company I've never heard of to get something free from a blog that I also had to like and it was a big old circle jerk of likes to get I don't even remember what! I am still on their mailing list is how come I remember doing that shit at all

Also, fuck everybody wanting me to log in to their site using my Facebook..in fact, I am less inclined to want to join your site if you do that. If your product or service or whatever is so awesome, you don't need to be married to FB
That bothers me as well. I have no interest in ever joining or making use of the services that Facebook provides. It amazes me how joined at the hip so many websites have become with them. Recently, while on Youtube I saw advertisements for Bing that hyped up what I interpreted as social integration with Facebook. That pretty much makes me not want to use Bing, ever.
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Be fair now! Many websites allow you to sign up using EITHER Facebook OR Twitter!

And if you don't happen to have an account with either of those internet giants then you're obviously some kind of terrorist so why would any other internet site want you?

(Just in case it's not clear enough, this was intended as sarcasm)
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Why do you people dislike Kodiak so much?

It's kind of a nice place, except for the Wal*Mart.
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I don't think it was hate, more like a send in croquet because Kodiak is the more remote WalMart there is. Not that it mattered to Pitbull, who of course traveled by private plane, and anyway it looks like they put on an awesome show for him, way cooler than he would have gotten at a more populated urban center.
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Lookout, pea, they're on to you!

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I am writing with some words of caution. I used to say that “if you’re not on Facebook, it’s possible you don’t actually exist.” I think it’s time to update that, courtesy of Slashdot: Facebook abstainers will be labeled suspicious.

Slashdot flagged a German news story in which an expert noted that mass murderers Anders Breivik and James Holmes both lacked much of a social media presence, leading to the conclusion, in Slashdot’s phrasing, that “not having a Facebook account could be the first sign that you are a mass murderer.”
Which, honestly, bares out under scrutiny. None of the other mass murderers of history had a Facebook page! So, you see, all we have to do is lock up everbody who isn't on the Facebook.
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That is the biggest, steaming, fly infested heap of malodorous horse shit I have ever heard of. Anyone who thinks people who have the sense to abstain from Facebook are somehow suspicious should simply be silent instead of proving to the world how large a bunch of fools they are.
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