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Originally posted by AnotherSon
I have always found it fascinating that people freely post on myspace, facebook, twitter, etc. Big brother doesn't even have to put up cameras and listening devices because so many willingly post all of their information up to the minute. Big brother gets all in intel he needs on these sites. All big bro has to do is get an account from said sites. Insane crazy!
Originally posted by amari
If agencies are telling you now that they are buying a stake in a firm that
monitors blogs it means they have been doing it for a long time do not kid
These agencies are years ahead of the private sector and your phone calls
can be monitored anytime anywhere by the military as well as spies being
contracted out by your government, specific government agencies and
private eye agencies.
You say they are not playing by the rules let me let you in on a little secret there are no rules when it comes to spying even though you are lead to believe differently. ^Y^
[edit on 19-10-2009 by amari]
Originally posted by pauldamo
this is really going too far,makes you feel paranoid as your typing knowing everything you post is going to be probably seen by the c.i.a.does this make you feel intimidated,i know a lot of people say, i don't care if they see my messages and such, I've got nothing to hide,but you might show a different point of view in your posts,that they mightn't agree with,and in the future ,compiled together, might cause you a bit of trouble,do you think this scenario could be possible.
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[edit on 19/10/2009 by Mirthful Me]
Originally posted by yeebsy
It's not, Facebook is still belongs to this guy.
Quote from Wikipedia : Criticism of Facebook
There have been some concerns expressed regarding the use of Facebook as a means of surveillance and data mining.
Theories have been written about the possible misuse of Facebook and privacy proponents have criticised the site's current privacy agreement.
According to the policy, "We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services and other users of Facebook, to supplement your profile."
However, some features—such as AIM away-message harvesting and campus newspaper monitoring—have been dropped, even though the clause still remains in the policy as of November 26, 2008.
The possibility of data mining by private individuals unaffiliated with Facebook remains open, as evidenced by the fact that two MIT students were able to download, using an automated script, over 70,000 Facebook profiles from four schools (MIT, NYU, the University of Oklahoma, and Harvard) as part of a research project on Facebook privacy published on December 14, 2005.
A second clause that warranted criticism from some users reserved the right to sell users' data to private companies, stating "We may share your information with third parties, including responsible companies with which we have a relationship."
This concern was addressed by spokesman Chris Hughes who said "Simply put, we have never provided our users' information to third party companies, nor do we intend to."
Third party applications have access to almost all user information and "Facebook does not screen or approve Platform Developers and cannot control how such Platform Developers use any personal information."
In the UK, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has encouraged employers to allow their staff to access Facebook and other social networking sites from work, provided they proceed with caution.