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Facebook. Is it secure?

By Peconet Tietokoneet ·
To many this is a quick link to friends around the world, but are you at risk because of the lack of security that this site has NOT got built in.

Everyone goes on about spam emails, but we can block these out with some software or know-how. But it seems that on facebook your are putting your life in danger and not only that you are putting your kids in danger too (if you have any).
Some people on here are going to say "rubbish, you do not know what you are talking about". So to prove my point, here is a snippet from a newspaper

"Facebook Security. It has none".

The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, doesn't care about our privacy.
A Facebook employee interviewed by The New York Times last week, when asked how his boss feels about privacy, responded: "He doesn't believe in it."
Zuckerberg believes privacy is no longer a social norm.
"People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people," he said. "That social norm is just something that has evolved over time."
But have we gone too far?

Not only is it incredibly egomaniacal to post photos into the ether of yourself skiing with friends (unless you are 12, in which case it becomes an ever murkier arena), it can also be dangerous.

I suppose that what I do as a columnist is to put my life on a page, but I still get a bit affronted when people I've never met profess to know me. I was recently the object of a stalker?s rather warped "admiration".

He would send me cards and flowers and letters too long to read. He knew my address, which puzzled me rather. He said we had known each other in a previous life, and that he was my "soulmate".

And then, on a Sunday morning, this man turned up at my house. I would have been less annoyed if I'd not been wearing pyjamas. He pushed his way into my kitchen; I called a friend, who rushed round. "Please leave!" she said, and then he got a bit nasty.
Finally, my stalker got into his car and left.

I know i will never join or go on this site.

If anyone thinks i have made this up. then please read more here.

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Ditto Twitter.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to It seems easy to set up a ...

I 'closed' a Twitter account. Three months later, it was still there to be 'reactivated'. I closed it again, eighteen months ago. Since my posts are still there today, I suspect I could reactivate it if I tried, but I've been able to resist the urge.

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Bigger than Google?

by jfuller05 In reply to It seems easy to set up a ...

As popular as Facebook is, their chances aren't poor.

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Thanks for sharing.

by jfuller05 In reply to Also

The article is very interesting, proving my thoughts on the subject.

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private info

by kentontator In reply to Facebook. Is it secure?

even if people searching can't see your private information they still give it out to other companies and stuff.

taken from a group on FB
It's true, Facebook sells parts of your profile that are not affiliated with your contact section and PICTURES (yeah, they sell your pictures) to corperations who in turn create customer specific ads and send them to specific individuals who fit their target audience. This is worse than the mini feed, in some ways, because now we are just information that Facebook sells, instead of unique users. At the end of this note, I have Facebooks list of examples of what they sell.

Fortunatly, there is a way to stop them from selling your information . First, you click on "My Privacy" and go to the settings for Everyone. At the bottom, there is a section named "Facebook Development Platform" (a cunning disguise). Simply uncheck the box, and your information is no longer sold to heartless corperations.

HOWEVER, if you have a "significant other" and/or friend(s), and their box(es) is/are still checked, the fine print in the Trade of Service Agreement we all sign when we join allows them to sell your USER ID to companies, instead of just your information. Have I said enough? Go uncheck that box now!

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Thank you for your post kentontator ...

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to private info

If anyone else put up a site like "Facebook" i bet they would be shutdown by the police, or be made to put in some kind of security that protects the people that use this service (if i can call it a service).
I think people need to think twice before they sign up on Facebook.

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I think you're right, and I think you're wrong.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Thank you for your post k ...

I think you're right when you say "should", but wrong when you say "would".
There is no legislation banning people from throwing their identity to the wind.
Should be, but isn't, and writing that legislation is tough. Law isn't algorithms, the bugs are not foreseeable, and that's not even taking into account lobbyists and political twisting of law.
This has to be done by changing the culture of use, and reducing the culture of "watch me, watch me!". Don't watch, don't show, be a zero ringer.

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I like it jfuller05.. NT

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Truth of social media...
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Yeah? I thought it was humorous. no text

by jfuller05 In reply to I like it jfuller05.. NT
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