[OT] Facebook [was: What does Richmond do with Livecode?]

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Mon Oct 1 14:26:12 CDT 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:

<http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/consumer-reports-facebook-privacy-problems-are-rise-749990>

Your current location and activity, among other things, can be picked up 
and broadcast without your knowledge; stop using FB apps:

<http://mashable.com/2012/01/27/facebook-privacy-open-graph/>

Breach of privacy extends to non-members of Facebook (and lots of other 
info):
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Facebook#Breach_of_privacy_extends_to_non-members_of_Facebook>

Identity theft using off the shelf facial recognition software (keep 
your profile private and take down that photo):
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/chunkamui/2011/08/08/facebooks-privacy-issues-are-even-deeper-than-we-knew/>

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.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com



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