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Old 12-05-2012, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Or . . Why I hate Face Book

Facebook, Inc. and Facebook Ireland Ltd., which together operate the Facebook service worldwide, recently posted some proposed updates to our Data Use Policy and our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities for your review and feedback. Those updates provided more detailed information about our practices, reflected changes to our products, and modified how we conduct our site governance process.
The period for submitting your comments has ended, but you can still provide feedback on those proposals by taking part in our site governance vote. To learn more about our proposed updates (which include additional clarifications based on your comments) and the vote, please visit our Site Governance Page. Voting will end on December 10, 2012 at 12 PM (PST) / December 10, 2012 at 8 PM (GMT). We encourage you to review and vote on the proposed versions of our governance documents.
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Rob, Rob . . . Rob. How else would you expect Facebook's officers' and shareholders' to make millions unless they have unbridled access to and free use of all your private personal data.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Rob, Rob . . . Rob. How else would you expect Facebook's officers' and shareholders' to make millions unless they have unbridled access to and free use of all your private personal data.
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Don't post your private personal data. The only private data they have of mine is my real name.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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agreed but they can still farm information like location, browsing and topic habits, areas of interest. I just go there to intake information and almost never contribute there.

Here is even more scary tech

Verizon Patent Helps Deliver Relevant Ads By Eavesdropping Conversations

Wednesday, December 05, 2012 - by Rob Williams



It's a patent that sounds like a plot description for a science-fiction movie or the result of Apple's Siri and Google's AdSense mating. With it, Verizon could program its set-top boxes to survey a room to determine relevant ads to display either on your television or mobile phone. Sound a bit scary? It kind of is.

Verizon's technology can work a variety of ways. For starters, it can listen in on conversations - whether it be with someone else in the room or on the phone - and pick out keywords that would aide it in its duties. In reality, it's simple stuff in this day and age, but that doesn't make it any less off-putting. Imagine arguing with your significant other and then seeing marriage counseling ads on the TV - or better, cuddling and then seeing ads for contraceptives!

For those who've begun to search the top of this page for a publishing date, let me assure you that this is not April 1.

Verizon will also be able to determine your mood; happy, sad, excited or depressed - it'll know. In fact, it may determine you're annoyed at its ability to read your mind and then send the definition of "Irony" straight to your mobile phone.

You don't likely need yet another reason to be a little wary of this technology, but I'll give you one. These set-top boxes can also be configured with infrared sensors that draw outlines of inanimate objects in the room along with pets. The possibilities for what it can surmise about you, your family and even your room are endless.

If there's an upside to any of this, it's that Verizon wouldn't be able to enable this sort of functionality without your permission, though if it takes the route so many companies do and bury that information deep into a EULA, you can be sure it won't go unnoticed for too long.
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Sometimes in these forums people make threads because they are really really bored. I don't have a myface but I don't go about reading what is going on with them or even care. Not sure why you would.
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Sometimes in these forums people make threads because they are really really bored. I don't have a myface but I don't go about reading what is going on with them or even care. Not sure why you would.
So how is it that you're reading this and posting here???
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Sometimes in these forums people make threads because they are really really bored. I don't have a myface but I don't go about reading what is going on with them or even care. Not sure why you would.
Because unfortunately many other people LOVE FB and use it exclusively to communicate. Or not.

There is a lot of pressure to open a FB account in order to stay current with other communications.

I don't like it but have an account so I can communicate with others.

The subject came up some months ago in the context of planning for and keeping current on the Nationals.

I chose to start this as a separate thread to vent a bit and to not further clutter up the nationals thread.

Feel free to not participate.

Wont hurt my feelings.
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Because unfortunately many other people LOVE FB and use it exclusively to communicate. Or not.

There is a lot of pressure to open a FB account in order to stay current with other communications.

I don't like it but have an account so I can communicate with others.

The subject came up some months ago in the context of planning for and keeping current on the Nationals.

I chose to start this as a separate thread to vent a bit and to not further clutter up the nationals thread.

Feel free to not participate.

Wont hurt my feelings.
I have not and will not join Facebook. To each their own. If it concerns the Solstice I come to this Forum. That is my choice.
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I have not and will not join Facebook. To each their own. If it concerns the Solstice I come to this Forum. That is my choice.
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Apparently if you don't join Facebook, you're a mass murderer. Just letting you know....


Beware, Tech Abandoners. People Without Facebook Accounts Are 'Suspicious.' - Forbes
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Apparently if you don't join Facebook, you're a mass murderer. Just letting you know....


Beware, Tech Abandoners. People Without Facebook Accounts Are 'Suspicious.' - Forbes
Now that is humorous!
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I thought I was the last person in America without a facebook account. Now I have another reason not to get one
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I think it is ironic when I see the mostly younger group with their iPhones always stuck in their faces, texting away. They are so busy posting inanities to Facebook (and each other) that they don't really have time to live lives with anything of much interest in them, yet vainly seem to believe that the world at large is waiting with bated breath to hear what they had for breakfast.

It kind of reminds me of the ubiquitous Japanese tourists that walk around wherever they go on vacation, seeing things only through the viewfinder of a camera. They have to wait until they get home and look at the pictures to really appreciate where they were and what they did.

I have a facebook presence, but almost never use it unless I want to attend an event that is posted there and have to take a look.
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