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Old 11-14-2012, 05:40 PM
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It's probably how the FBI found out about Petraus.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:31 PM
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Facebook to users: Please vote to abolish your right to vote | Internet & Media - CNET News

I am so sick of keeping up with their ever changing policies. I have it cranked way down, and rarely use it...but I find it useful for some things dammit!
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:00 AM
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Yet another reason to never get an account on Facebook has thus been revealed. If I ever join a social network, it would likely be Google+, although, I am sure they have their own privacy issues to deal with.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:34 AM
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It looks like Google is going the way of Facebook in regards to Youtube at the very least. It is no longer possible to have a private Youtube channel. I had to disable mine as I absolutely refuse to have a public channel. It's a shame, too.

Oh well, there's nothing to be done for it now.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:36 PM
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BBC News - Instagram seeks right to sell access to photos to advertisers

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Facebook's photo-sharing site Instagram has updated its privacy policy giving it the right to sell users' photos to advertisers without notification.

Unless users delete their Instagram accounts by a deadline of 16 January, they cannot opt out.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:14 PM
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Wow, Facebook kills another company!
That's got to be the quickest way to get every professional photographer to drop your product.
It's pretty legally sketchy too. Without things like model releases the advertisers could be sued by people in the photos.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:04 PM
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The language we proposed also raised question about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement. We do not have plans for anything like this and because of that we’re going to remove the language that raised the question. Our main goal is to avoid things likes advertising banners you see in other apps that would hurt the Instagram user experience. Instead, we want to create meaningful ways to help you discover new and interesting accounts and content while building a self-sustaining business at the same time.

Ownership Rights Instagram users own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos. Nothing about this has changed. We respect that there are creative artists and hobbyists alike that pour their heart into creating beautiful photos, and we respect that your photos are your photos. Period.
Thank you, and we’re listening - Instagram Blog
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:05 PM
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The reasons to never use Facebook continue to mount. At this point, I think the only way not to be fucked over by the scum is to take the preventative measure of never joining a site that is connected to Facebook in any way, shape or form.
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I'm not clear MonCap... Could you clarify: would you be willing to join Facebook? I've found your posts to be rather vague on this point.
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BBC News - Instagram seeks right to sell access to photos to advertisers

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Unless users delete their Instagram accounts by a deadline of 16 January, they cannot opt out.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:48 PM
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I'm not clear MonCap... Could you clarify: would you be willing to join Facebook? I've found your posts to be rather vague on this point.
Funny (not sarcasm).

What boggles my mind more than anything about Facebook is how there hasn't been an exodus from the network when you consider how its owners treat the privacy rights of its members.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:23 PM
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Default Re: Bend Over, Facebook is Back

I think regular use of it teaches to devalue personal privacy and over-value publication.

People might whine about this or that, but most aren't willing to give up the social interaction and platform in exchange for privacy. Aside from that, you really do choose what you put on there - usually - but the tagging system sort of takes things out of your hands.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:32 PM
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I don't think the devaluing of privacy originates with Facebook or other social media. It exaggerates and normalizes it, for sure, but I've talked to some Facebook heads who seemed to be genuinely confused about why anyone would even value privacy. Like that that whole "Well, if you don't have anything to hide..." thing.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:37 PM
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What boggles my mind more than anything about Facebook is how there hasn't been an exodus from the network when you consider how its owners treat the privacy rights of its members.
Cause it's really the only one out there which everyone uses.
There's certainly no loyalty to Facebook, as soon as something equal or better gets adopted by a large mass, expect people to ignore facebook.
Many were hoping G+ would be that network, but google started screwing it up.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:54 PM
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I don't think the devaluing of privacy originates with Facebook or other social media. It exaggerates and normalizes it, for sure, but I've talked to some Facebook heads who seemed to be genuinely confused about why anyone would even value privacy. Like that that whole "Well, if you don't have anything to hide..." thing.
That's the thing. I was extremely private this time last year, but over the course of 2012 I've rapidly become a very social person. I've had a cellphone for the first time ever for one year now, I never used to post on facebook, even though I had an account (I would actually just message people in letter format, like that was normal or something), and really, I didn't bother with trying to make a friend out of everyone I met.

Mostly everything about me is public knowledge, now, and sometimes I have to reel myself back and ask why it is I'm okay with that. I suppose I am just comfortable with the people in my town. The main reason I stick with facebook is because all of my photos go straight from my cellphone on to there, so until I switch to a real camera and back-up all those pictures, I'll be on there. Honestly, it feels like a trend. At least I know I am the target audience as a college student. Fuck all those olds.
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Facebook founder’s sister spurs online privacy debate | The Raw Story

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That is some rich irony indeed. It won't change their attitudes, but it is still so richly amusing to me to see their own policies bite them in the ass.
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Why 'Liking' Facebook virals makes scammers rich - Yahoo! News UK

from the linkThe posts - images with captions such as 'Like if you can see the tiger,' or 'Comment and see what happens' are used to build 'Likes' and 'Comments' for pages. [...] Within 3 days a post like this one has 70,000 likes, and someone somewhere is about to make a nice little profit by selling the page to a business wanting some quick wins. The buyer then changes the page details.Instant fanpage with a big following, lots of likes and an in depth edge rank.


My first thought when I read this was to post it here. Then I thought "but it isn't actually facebook doing this, it's just spammers exploiting a fb feature".

Then I thought "meh! if facebook were any good they'd have done something about it by now" so, on third thoughts ...

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LOL 96 days. I eat zombie threads older than that for breakfast.

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One of my internet security employed friends is posting long comments on how to have secure facebook, it's pretty amusing to me in that it's all rather basic (eg. don't sign up for apps or games, they'll change your security levels ect.,..) I laugh because the only reason I'm on facebook is to play crappy games, I think it sucks as a communication tool, yet there he is trying to communicate on it.
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I'm taking a class on Coursera that I thought would be psychology but is more behavioral economics. The first week's readings were all about defaults and how easy it is to control behavior just by setting defaults. Most people will not bother to change from the default, no matter what it is. All the time I was reading I felt queasy about how Facebook and other sites no doubt use that research to get us to let them invade our privacy and use our behavior to sell more stuff to us.
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I've never logged into Facebook on my phone for fear that it would do exactly what that app does. I use Adblock to stop them tracking my desktop PC.

I hardly post anything there regardless, just use it to keep up with some friends.
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I'm taking a class on Coursera that I thought would be psychology but is more behavioral economics. The first week's readings were all about defaults and how easy it is to control behavior just by setting defaults. Most people will not bother to change from the default, no matter what it is. All the time I was reading I felt queasy about how Facebook and other sites no doubt use that research to get us to let them invade our privacy and use our behavior to sell more stuff to us.
Yes!

It's the Overton window, except worse. The internet grew very very rapidly, and as adoption increased, average technical aptitude decreased proportionately. So you have an increasingly naive userbase without any real context or understanding of what is being asked of them and how the information they provide is being used or could be used in the future. They're going to be particularly impressionable in terms of what's considered normal or acceptable.

And the people who most influence what's considered normal--e.g., the people who set the defaults--are the same people who have the most to gain from the erosion of personal privacy.

Hopefully, this will pass and start having some effect on the way people think about these things in the future: New California "Right to Know" Act Would Let Consumers Find Out Who Has Their Personal Data -- And Get a Copy of It | Electronic Frontier Foundation
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I'm pretty certain facebook switching everyone's default e-mail address to @facebook awhile back was an attempt to use this default effect to force their e-mail to become more popular.
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SO, OK, the real question that everyone is avoiding.

Why hasn't vm written :ff: Home yet? Surely, it's just a simple matter of programming for :ff: to take control of my phone and tablet.
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