[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
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com

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