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posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 11:20 AM
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Everyone is afraid that the government has a national database with every detail about you on it. Actually, we created it for them and without a shred of work on their end!

I'm going to guess that most people here have a Facebook profile. A lot will potentially have every ounce of information that could possibly ever be needed to track you down and find out who/what is dear to you. After all its the "cool" thing to do now isn't it?

(Copied from my post in the other thread)

Your friends (how, when and where you met them), your family, where you live, your phone number, pictures of you/mates (labelled too)/family, your favourite colour, your best mates in order of importance to you, what car you drive, who/what you are a fan of, your girlfriend, what TV shows you enjoy, music you enjoy, religion, what political party you are in favour of, what gigs/parties you are going to attend, what University/School you are at (or ever been to), where you work, where you want to work, what food you eat, where you like to eat........ and the lists goes on and on.

Forget Dating websites lol, they have everything they need to know about you right there. All information is almost guaranteed to be correct as your peers know when you are lying. If you don't have one you are an "outsider" - just as planned.

The government doesn't even need their own databases; everyone has done it for them, willingly.

In my opinion, it is a conspiracy in itself. If you treasure your privacy and freedom you shouldn't have a facebook account.

edit: for spelling

edit: to add:

This isn't just for your small community or you country. It's the ENTIRE world.

It's a world database.

Maybe the microchip will never even be necessary as you update your position and whereabouts manually so all of your "friends" know.

The last generation might be slow on "catching up" with the youth when it comes to social networking, but they are indeed the last generation. You can guarentee that this type of profiling on the internet is not a passing phenomena.

Consider this: 80-90% of all college students in America have a facebook account. This is for the next generation.

[edit on 27-9-2008 by dodgygeeza]




posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 11:38 AM
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How right you are....... well done human race, we just kind of rolled over and let them in to tickle our tummies in order to placate and gain their trust......................


Trout tickling is a similar analogy that springs to mind................

Excellent post, I have flagged and starred....



posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 11:43 AM
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Ya'know I never really considered this until now..
No force is needed, other people hold the info on there own servers not even funded by big brother, yet they can (do?) have all the information at their disposal.

edit: star/flagged

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posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 11:44 AM
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No, I most definately do not have an account of facebook. But my brother does. He two fingers it on my computer for hours, and after the first virus, we wiped xp off it, and put linux on for his use. No problem now. If the government is compiling lists of info then all they'll get on him is a success case of cyber dating. This guy is the only one I've met who has a dozens of women talking to him, and actually goes on dates every few weeks with a new one.

He's unreasonably happy, he has a silly smile on his face much of the time. The whole family is very concerned for him.



posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 11:48 AM
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Yep. Flagged and Starred too.

No-one in my family is on Facebook

we're just naturally paranoid I guess

Don't understand the motivation to put personal information online

Why do people do it ?

Friends Reunited is another one

I know it serves a purpose and is interesting, etc. But it's a lot of information to be putting out there. Sure, they used to be your school friends. But if you cared about them or they cared about you so much, wouldn't you have remained in touch with them ? And those you didn't care about so much and didn't stay in touch with ... why put your life history on internet for them to read ? Is it so people you didn't really like at school might be motivated to contact you ? Does that make sense ?



posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 11:53 AM
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Well, SOME people do have all of that information posted on facebook or myspace. But most of the people I know don't. I'm not a big fan of facebook but use it to try and sell my product, same as with myspace. I never put my address, phone number, or even my real name on either website. Again, none of the people I know do either.

So while there are those out there that do, not all of us feel secure here on the internet. The government can look all they want, they won't find the real me here.




posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 11:56 AM
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I feel exactly the same way. I'm not unsocialable, its just... I don't care about what people I might have walked past once or spent a few days with on some course are doing at their local pub, with the mandatory picture of them holidng a glass of alcohol in their hand (it must be written in the Facebook T&C because EVERYONE has a glass in their hand in atleast one picture!) It's not a major issue but the point is, this kind of social manipulation seeps right down to what you are holding in your hand to decide whether a picture is worth uploading.

I seem to notice silly little things like that



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You have like-minded friends then because most people I personally know have a facebook account with their real names. If you don't include a real name, your real identity can be revealed by your friends list, and their friends.

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posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:03 PM
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I have a facebook account but have to say, I have not given all the information on my profile that you have said - I have a picture and my name nothing more!



posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:09 PM
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Indeed, but you were wise enough not to have included personal information. However, the issue is that because of who you have in your friends list, that information can be gathered eventually anyway.

For example, if you have a brother/sister living with you in the same house (or not) and they list their home address - your family name and their presence in your friends list can connected to you easily (you can’t always dictate what your family has on their profile) That’s the address sorted (or where your family lives).

Now, onto whom you hold dear. Sorted. Even if you don’t have family members in your friends list, you can be linked to them by having the same contacts. Easy.

Ever noticed how facebook notifies you when you might "know someone"?


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posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:35 PM
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I do not have family on my facebook only friends, yes have notice facebook will inform me "people I might know" but that is via the friends I have in my facebook - have to say I rarely go onto the site, find it too invading at times....


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posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:41 PM
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Well, consider these data sources:

The social security number info system.
Police records.
Medical records.
Drivers liscences.
Bank accounts.
Phone records.
IP address logs.
Library book cards.
Cell phone GPS system.
Consumer databases.
Grocery store cards.
Surveys.
Windows XP registration.
Eschelon communication reaping.

What's the big deal about adding some facebook info unless you have avoided the above? It is WAY too late about the government organizing data about citizens. The only thing lacking is complete centralization of it all and I'm sure that is being adressed. Don't worry about it - unless you are tring to avoid capture for some reason.



posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:44 PM
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This is mainly for those members who feel that kind of situation has the potential to come about, where you will indeed be trying to "hide". Just look at the survivalist board.

edit to add: none of those records can provide the "other" important information.

[edit on 27-9-2008 by dodgygeeza]



posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:51 PM
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Now that is one major thing I have not got and will never ever have is a Grocery store card - the questions they want you to answer is soooooooooo invasive "do you have a television etc., - Once you have filled out the questionaire they have what you eat, what you drink, what you use............and
so on.



posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:57 PM
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I see what you mean. Maybe the above list will help some young readers. What the heck can people who are already in these databases do, though? No use trying to avoid it for me at this point. If SHTF and people start getting rounded up in masse, I will seek TPTB out before they seek me out anyway. Gotta go some time. Might as well be on my terms.



posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 01:10 PM
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Just edited and disposed of lots of information on my facebook just now...Was thinking about canceling but I figured I would like to keep in touch with people I do not get to see very often in daily life.



posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 01:15 PM
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Originally posted by dodgygeeza
reply to post by Dock6
 


I feel exactly the same way. I'm not unsocialable, its just... I don't care about what people I might have walked past once or spent a few days with on some course are doing at their local pub, with the mandatory picture of them holidng a glass of alcohol in their hand (it must be written in the Facebook T&C because EVERYONE has a glass in their hand in atleast one picture!) It's not a major issue but the point is, this kind of social manipulation seeps right down to what you are holding in your hand to decide whether a picture is worth uploading.

I seem to notice silly little things like that



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Becoming the fad to see who can put more pictures of being drunk and having a good time. It is really scary but one must take into consideration of prejudgement. As humans we tend to presuppose too much about a person beforehand, and facebook seems to exploit that fact.



posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 01:15 PM
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Too late they have your info...................lol



posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 01:37 PM
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So...

What i don't understand is why the Government would be interested in what your favourite beer is, or why you would have a silly conversation with your mate about the football or someone posting a message on a photo saying something like 'Lolz u look so wasted in dat photo'....

It's not like the Government DON'T have your address anyway is it?

Pfft, paranoia at its best.



posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 01:43 PM
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Paranoia!!!!

All the information people put on Facebook is trivial, the government already know your name, your address and your phone number. I don't really think they care who our friends are or what we got up to on holiday.

If the government want information on you, they're gonna get it regardless. Facebook is just a bit of fun.



posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 01:45 PM
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I have a Facebook account, but there isn't too much information on me there. I just pop in from time to time. All they know is that I am married with an interest in the paranormal and have few friends.

There is only a couple of people I know from childhood on there,and that is just where we can send each other gifts.

Like me, they don't have too much of themselves on the Facebook site.

Also,my profile picture stays the same.






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