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Face Book Security ..... or not

By pfeiffep ·
FB changed some folks security without prior notification. FB has automatically set it on the non-secure setting (http vs https)! Once again an extremely popular social site has demonstrated that it truly is not interested in user's privacy or protection.
For those folks who might need help ..... Go to Account Settings - then on far left of screen: Security - click Edit. Check box (secure browsing), click Save.

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So what is new here?

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Face Book Security ..... ...

This is something that FB does all of the time with every site change. They reset to the defaults which is No Security.

According to the Founder of FB the only real security is to be completely open so that there is nothing to find out about a person. Is it any wonder that his site reflects these Ideals?

I don't agree with that but it's understandable if nothing else.

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Mark Zuckerberg

by pfeiffep In reply to So what is new here?

wrt security and privacy is totally clueless, or at least it appears that way when examining the happenings on FB

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I don't think he is clueless at all....

by JamesRL In reply to Mark Zuckerberg

I think he is very aware that security stops Facebook from being all it can be, in terms of a growing social media website that uses personal information to target advertise.

In otherwords, I believe it isn't accidental that Facebook resets security settings.

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Agreed.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to I don't think he is cluel ...

It's not that he or the company are security clueless. His policy is that the company doesn't shive a git. He's said it many times, and the company's action demonstrate it.

On the other hand, no one is required to use it and there's no direct cost to the users. As long as people keep using it and the ad dollars keep rolling in, the company has no reason to change their security models. Leave or shut up.

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