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Facebook unveils a service to announce where users are

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posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:19 AM
It seems like a usefull feature, however I can probably agree that privacy is dead, or atleast dying. This is for I-Phone at the moment as I understand and I-Phone doesn't have GPS, so does this service use your IP address to position you, or the phone connection, or does it just use the GPS?

posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:39 AM
For most of us this is something we would never want to use, but its been setup now for the youth so that its just the Norm within a few years.

I can see advantages to this but I can also see great disadvantages to this, wonder how many people are going to have to died before they re-look at this app

posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:41 AM
This is just all part of a very long term plan to get people used to the EYE being everywhere.

posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:57 AM
so just be honest and sincere in your postings and you'll be tracked and mercified. JUST DON'T CROSS THE LINE.


posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 06:05 AM
I will say just this:

In a culture that worship pop idols and celebrities... everybody want to be one.

posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 06:26 AM

Originally posted by serbsta

So I can walk up into any porn shop and tag all my friends as 'checked in'?

Wow... probably the nail in the coffin, this is just a joke.

The (unintentionally) smartest post in this thread.

The easiest and quickest way to get this service shut down is by abusing it.
If everybody just voids the service of any meaning, by saying they're at places on the other side of the world or, if you have a politician or high-profile person as a friend, simply make it say that they're currently at the strippers, etc.

Once the service no longer has meaning and creates more hassle than it does enjoyment it will be removed.

posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 10:42 AM

Originally posted by Skyfloating
This is just all part of a very long term plan to get people used to the EYE being everywhere.
I believe you are 100% accurate with that statement. they want to know where we are all the time and
retinal coding should be a standard requirement soon.

[edit on 20-8-2010 by Lil Drummerboy]

posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 11:00 AM
This is such a wonderful feature! I might even have to sign up for Facebook now and purchase my first cell phone. The idea of broadcasting to the world that I am currently...

Place: Applebee's
Activity: lol taking a dump in stall #3! just too hard to pass up! That way the guy I haven't seen since high school 20 years ago, who just had to add me as a friend, can see where I'm at and what I'm doing. Heck, maybe if he's in town he can stop by and ask if I feel better afterward.

posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 11:01 AM

Originally posted by Skyfloating
This is just all part of a very long term plan to get people used to the EYE being everywhere.

That's been my impression all along as well. And the beauty of it all is that it's being embraced and done by the free will of the masses! How frigging genius!

posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 11:13 AM
This is great, I know a lot of burglars complain about breaking in when the homeowners are home and the associated risk involved with that, you know grannies with shotguns. Knowing that the homeowners are out at Chilis will make the break-ins so much easier.


posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 11:13 AM
reply to post by iamaperson

On the question of GPS in cellphones, all cellphones manufactured since the late 1990s in the USA are required to have GPS locator capability. This mandate was caused by the needs of the US emergency telephone number system (911) to locate callers who could not (think kidnap victims, those lost in the woods, etc.) or would not identify the locations from which they are calling in order to report an emergency situation. Here is a link to a ZDNET discussion of the GPS capability in the iPhone:

Presumably the GPS is not operational when the cellphone is powered off, but that's actually just my guess. For anyone reading this who has more specific knowledge on this topic, please correct me if I am mistaken about any of this.

posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 11:32 AM
reply to post by Nventual

I posted this thread as a "heads up" announcement so that people could take any necessary action on their Facebook pages to protect themselves ASAP. As far as how people adapt to the Facebook Place feature, time will tell...but some major karma has been unleashed.

posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 02:32 PM
Options for protest against the Facebook Place feature include not only individual actions, but group protest. What group protest would be meaningful? How about the successful MoveOn protest against the former Facebook feature known as Beacon? This important historical event is also discussed in detail in a new book from Jaron Lanier I'm now reading, You Are Not A Gadget. If you don't remember how that all went down, here's a summary of what Beacon was designed to do:

Next, here is a press report on Facebook's about-face on the Beacon feature (caused by mass protests orchestrated through the MoveOn political group online):

I got these links from Jaron Lanier's website. He is the noted creator of Virtual Reality software, who has worked on the interface between computer technology and a number of other disciplines. The book is 192 pages (published by Alfred A. Knopf; NY;NY). Here is a link to the author's website:

Lanier also authored a recent Op-Ed on computer technology in the New York Times.

[edit on 8/20/2010 by Uphill]

posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 09:03 PM
I mean all respect and all decor and all decorum and such.

If you have anything to hide, plain and simple, DO NOT USE FACEBOOK.

It is as easy as that.

Oh, and if you do not want unwanted strangers harassing you. DO NOT USE FACEBOOK.


Actually so easy a caveman can not use facebook!lol.


posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 10:47 PM
All your privacy is being taken away,
The phones are what are doing it not facebook
and the sad and unrealized part of it , is WE are Paying them to do so,.
Your monthly phone bill,...

posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 10:57 PM
Bummer...I just found out I have to be away from the computer for the next 5 days. If there is any breaking news on this topic, just post it here or as a new Breaking Alt News topic.

Anyway,I just rejoined MoveOn tonight and filed a complaint with them about Facebook Place. MoveOn got Facebook to blink last time (the Beacon fiasco). Maybe it will work again to have MoveOn to spearhead a protest online (BTW, MoveOn has a Facebook page).

[edit on 8/20/2010 by Uphill]

posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 07:33 PM
Just a phone AP huh?
So then there should be nothing to worry about then right?

posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 08:06 PM
And to top off this new Facebook Conspircy....

....It just HAPPENS to coincide with the world's largest conspiracy site having their debutante party all over Facebook........


posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 10:07 AM
THis is so great,.
Now I can be an ATS member complaining about the CIA and the prez,
be walking to the local starbucks when I feel a tap on my shoulder and the next thing I know,... I am in a dark room being questioned about my comments on ATS,..
then they label me as a terrorist as the INTERPOL are rummaging through my house,.. all because of facebook

[edit on 25-8-2010 by Lil Drummerboy]

posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 05:19 PM
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy

Tell you what, if it can be proven that anyone in the U.S. dies because of the Facebook "Place" feature, I will, in person, picket the FCC offices and put that protest video on ATS. It is almost inevitable that this type of tragedy will happen. On Twitter, I am "followed" by Yoko Ono. I'm sure she will help publicize that protest.

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