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Originally posted by 7Over22
reply to post by HighMaintenance
Another trade secret. They change the website around for marketing advantages to see how best they can profit from their users. There is no conspiracy here.
Originally posted by Lulzaroonie
Originally posted by Shamatt
Originally posted by Jason88
reply to post by Shamatt
I post pictures of my daughter on Facebook to my friends and family in a well managed profile. I don't want "friends-of-friends" to access that information, as I don't know them so therefore I don't trust them. That new feature is coming with "timeline"..... So since I cannot ask my family and friends, some who have over 400 friends which means they don't really know their friends, to start de-friending people, it's me who has to leave and find a new way to share personal stuff. I do not live around.many friends and family so Facebook was a the best option for sharing pics, video and other tidbits... not any more. I am aware of security, and this officially pushed it too far.edit on 25-9-2011 by Jason88 because: (no reason given)
All you need to do is set up facebook so that "Friends Only" can see your profile, your posts and you albums. This might take a minute or two. After that, I think the problem you describe is solved. Nothing has really changed. It is just dosplaying the info it has always had in a new way. Security on FB is not as hard as people make out. Any way - this thread os about gather information on surfing habits, which is a different topic all together.
Doesn't the new layout make it possible for you to see what your friends are doing on their friends profiles?
Say for example you and I were friends, but only you were friends with Jason88. You added a like or a comment to Jason88's pictures of his daughter, wouldn't I be able to see that?
Or has Facebooks developers actually been thoughtful in this respect and made it so totally private profiles such as my own won't come up in the feeds of friends of friends who post on my stuff?
Bleh too confusing.
Originally posted by snowen20
I heard you can't actually delete your account, and that Facebook keeps your photos and information.........................indefinitely.
Though if anyone knows how to delete the Facebook account totally i would love to know. Remember me if you find an answer, I'll be waiting.
Originally posted by Shamatt
Folks, please, stop for a moment.
Now - Can someone please explain to me why I should be at all bothered about what information FB has on me?
Or google for that matter.
What possible cost or harm can come to me from the status quo?
Originally posted by princeofpeace
Bootom line is if you arent doing anything wrong then you have nothing to hide or worry about.
Originally posted by Griffo
I heard about this a few days ago. I was advised to install the add ons (for firefox) "Better Privacy 1.67" and "Facebook blocker 1.0", which apparently stops facebook from tracking you.
Although to be fair, what do you expect from a website where you post your full name, contact details etc on to it?
Originally posted by quackers
reply to post by highpriestess
Why try to argue against folly?