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Originally posted by quedup
I put up a thread on Facebook a few hours ago - if you watch this 2 min vid you'll see why they're hacking them off.
Originally posted by Forevever
reply to post by Agent_USA_Supporter
skype is still free
so is AIM and MSNmessenger and yahoo
there are loads of ways to keep in touch
Anyway, the point again, is there are many, many, many more people who don't know they're being used, than we can ever possibly wake up by word of mouth.
Oh, and I also was not affected by the paypal thing
Social Security Numbers Harvested Using Facebook And Facial Recognition Software
Posted by Alexander Higgins - August 2, 2011 at 11:29 am
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to identify individuals from a single photo and learn social security numbers using Facebook profiles and publicly available information.
As Facebook makes the push to require governments to track everyone's internet activity by calling for the end of anonymous Internet usage researchers unveil a new study showing the risks associated with such new regulations being implemented.
What Facebook fails to recognise
Facebook has form for being cavalier with users' privacy, but its new facial recognition software has truly dangerous implications
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 14 June 2011 23.00 BST
Facebook recently introduced a facial recognition photo feature, with opt-in as default
And it's not just this constant meddling with our settings that's releasing our information – there are also security holes, not to mention scams and release of our data by third-party apps, which the Wall Street Journal found "were sending Facebook ID numbers to at least 25 advertising and data firms, several of which build profiles of internet users by tracking their online activities". More recently, Facebook was adding apps to our profiles that we hadn't requested and which we were unable to permanently disable.
And these front doors – and also back doors – are available for governments, including our own, which has been surveilling such security "risks" as the Quakers and calling Virginia opponents of mountaintop removal "terrorists" (pdf) (while excluding the Ku Klux Klan).
Facebook facial recognition called illegal
Published: 3 Aug 11 09:20 CET
Johannes Caspar, Hamburg’s data protection official, on Tuesday said the feature was a serious violation of people’s rights to determine what is done with their personal data. He added that German authorities would take quick legal action if Facebook did not comply with his demands.
This could include fines of up to €300,000 ($426,000), Caspar said.
“Should Facebook maintain the function, it must ensure that only data from persons who have declared consent to the storage of their biometric facial profiles be stored in the database,” he said.
Five Hidden Dangers of Facebook
May 11, 2010 5:39 PM
(CBS) Facebook claims it has 400 million users. But are they well-protected from prying eyes, scammers and unwanted marketers?
Not according to Joan Goodchild, senior editor of CSO (Chief Security Officer) Online.
She says your privacy may be at far greater risk of being violated than you know when you log onto Facebook, due to security gaffes or marketing efforts by the company.
Facebook came under fire this week, when 15 privacy and consumer protection organizations filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, charging that the site, among other things, manipulates privacy settings to make users' personal information available for commercial use.
• Your information is being shared with third parties
• Privacy settings revert to a less safe default mode after each redesign
• Facebook ads may contain malware
• Your real friends unknowingly make you vulnerable
• Scammers are creating fake profiles
Originally posted by Libertygal
HOW do you people think Facebook got *so* rich? Advertising banners? Really? Really?! You don't pay for membership. Use your heads.
Privacy was gone the moment you logged onto the internet, bought a cellphone or even
Originally posted by Deja`Vu
If people cared about there privacy they wouldn't use facebook anymore.edit on 6-8-2011 by Deja`Vu because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by zerotime
I love these kind of arguments. They break down to this: STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE!!!
The real question is when will Anonymous take down AboveTopSecret? I hear the same complaints about this site as facebook. It's government run, know the posters personal info, what topics they post on, etc. I have seen several calls on 4chan to attack this site. It's only a matter of time.