[OT] Facebook [was: What does Richmond do with Livecode?]
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Mon Oct 1 15:26:12 EDT 2012
On 10/1/12 12:31 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
> I resisted Facebook for a long time, not only because of security
> concerns, but because I saw how much it can detract from my own
> productivity. The latter has come to pass for sure. As to the former,
> well they cannot find out more about you than you tell them.
They know far more about you than you can imagine:
FB collects more data about you than you know, it's shared more widely
than you know, legal protections are spotty, and malicious behavior
related to FB is on the rise:
Your current location and activity, among other things, can be picked up
and broadcast without your knowledge; stop using FB apps:
Breach of privacy extends to non-members of Facebook (and lots of other
Identity theft using off the shelf facial recognition software (keep
your profile private and take down that photo):
Until recently they did even worse until a lawsuit stopped some of it.
Their approach seems to be that they will infringe without telling you
until they are forced to stop.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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