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Who's Watching You On Facebook?

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posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 12:29 AM
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Who's Watching You On Facebook?

Debt collectors, potential employers, and even lawyers could be checking up on you.



• Debt Collector Watch

According to MSN Money, debt collectors are infiltrating social network pages, contacting you, your friends and family through the site to force you to pay what you owe.

One debt collection agent, Michelle Dunn, confirms that this is a strategy used by debt collection agencies today. "If you look like a really good-looking girl, a lot of people would accept a friendship even if they don't really know the person," she explains.

• Job hunting

According to a survey carried out by Careerbuilder in 2009, 45% of employers check your social media presence when hiring, and some 35% of employers reported that they have found content on social networking sites that meant they did not hire the candidate.

• Passwords Please

In an even more worrying development in Maryland, a man has recently been asked to hand his Facebook login details over to his employee.

• Legal Snooping

Dorothy McGurk claimed that she couldn't work, rarely left home and didn't socialize because of injuries from a 1996 car accident. The dancer, on disability, had been seeking lifetime alimony of $850 a month from her husband due to this accident. When the Facebook evidence came to light as evidence in court, the alimony was lost.

Yahoo! Finance


I have read that facebook is also a dream come true for security agencies who no longer have to spend a lot of money collecting low level information.

Even if your facebook information is 'private', a hacker can obtain it easily.

Anything you put on the Internet is basically public information, which is a worrying thought.




posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 12:38 AM
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1. You can always use a nick name or abbreviation of your real name (even if it is against the rules but who cares) If anyone searches for your name then they won't find it. There is also an option to allow people not to search for you unless they are already your friend.

2. Make your profile private

3. Don't add random people



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 12:49 AM
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I use an alias so I'd like to see anyone being able to find my profile using my real name.
I also don't accept friend requests from strangers. I also change my password every 3 months.
The only things I post on FB are my music and alternative news and opinions... FBI and CIA can look through my profile all they want, all they will find is that I'm just some random nobody.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 01:30 AM
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I agree with that. I don't have a FB profile but I have a Myspace I never deleted, and I listed myself by my nick name not real name. I have 1 email with my actual name and the rest of my online persona is fictional nick names like this one.

Most people can't see 5 minutes into their futures so they weren't thinking FB would become the tool it is today. Some people throw caution to the wind and feel they have nothing to hide, until they do, then it's too late to back track. Things are going to get far more surreal soon enough, as the prosecution pulls out all those years of data collected on us that they will use against us, to make sure we all have a turn making Kevlar and other military hardware in their private prisons.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 01:47 AM
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Honestly, I have gotten to the point to where I do not even worry about this. I have just accepted the fact that they, whoever they may be, are tracking every thing we do. If it's not through the internet, it's through our cell phones. If it isn't through the internet or our cell phones, it's through our credit cards, library cards, et cetera.

There just isn't any escaping it. We have let it go on for too long.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 01:53 AM
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I am going to give everyone a free gift. It is very very hard to find this link on your face book page. However though very well hidden even buried some might say in order to discourage you from following it or finding it.

I present the link to-: Delete Your Facebook Account

Enjoy and be free.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 02:00 AM
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cool. I closed my account recently. to many policy changes are a pain. I think my worst experience on facebook was finding out everyone I ever knew didn't even have a profile.
edit on 13/4/2012 by FrankieGT because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 03:54 AM
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The problem is, or at least I've heard, that even if you delete your account, it really just closes it, but all of your information up to that point is still stored on their servers. I've also heard you can reopen and un-delete your account at any time. Apparently, 'delete' doesn't mean the same to FB as it does to everyone else. Just ask people who deleted things from their wall, and such, only to find it all pop back up when the timeline came out. I wish somebody had the gumption to physically 'delete' their servers from the face of the earth, but wish in one hand, and...well, you know the rest. I'm sure not holding my breath for Anonymous to work their magic, as they said they would, more than once, but to no avail.

Please folks, just stop supporting FB by never using it again. This has become way too out of control, and I believe will eventually harm much more than it has ever helped. I guess only time will tell. It starts with us, the individuals, to finally step up and say 'no more' to this poorly disguised spook tool. Stop using it, and never go back. Encourage all of your 'friends' to do the same before you do. That's all. Have a great day, all!



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 04:16 AM
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I get some really strange looks when I tell 'people' I don't have a FB account, don't tweet, don't have a cell phone, and don't want any of them either, I had a landline call from a guy trying to sell me a cell phone account, I said I did not want one, the fool then asked how did people get in contact with me, (while talking to me over the landline) I asked him how he contacted me...........



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 04:27 AM
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I closed my account
they still send me emails after 2 months saying I have messages waiting



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 04:34 AM
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yeah, every so often i get really paranoid, start to worry im being watched by a secret camera or something.. but then i just remind myself, out loud so my imaginary demons can hear me, that anyone who is watching me deserves a lot of pity, because i am seriously boring. LOL!



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 04:35 AM
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Originally posted by pillock
I closed my account
they still send me emails after 2 months saying I have messages waiting


i closed mine but never get anything.
did you go through all the steps?
they dont make it easy on you to get rid of it.. if you went back and checked it even once within 2 weeks of deleting it, it opens back up automatically.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 04:46 AM
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Hopefully people will start to understand that social media is all in the public domain. people need to learn how to behave on the internet, the same as they should in public.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 06:21 AM
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truly that is truth, but, noone has enough power to tell 'everyone'



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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I was JUST about to start a thread concerning "FB"...I HATE 'FB', by the way.......but, due to matters beyond my control, I am now a "member" (or, whatever is the term).

This might be better handled in "General Chit-Chat" (now, that is a guy who's moved up the ranks!!! LOL...from "Major" to "General"??? Wow, waiting for him to git his second star.....)///(sorry, too obvious a joke??).

Anyhoo...does ANYONE know how to "navigate" 'FaceBook'?? I'm stumped....and, second question....How in the HELL did it ('FaceBook') get attached to my GMAIL account???? (
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posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 11:47 PM
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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
reply to post by RealSpoke
 


I agree with that. I don't have a FB profile but I have a Myspace I never deleted, and I listed myself by my nick name not real name. I have 1 email with my actual name and the rest of my online persona is fictional nick names like this one.

Most people can't see 5 minutes into their futures so they weren't thinking FB would become the tool it is today. Some people throw caution to the wind and feel they have nothing to hide, until they do, then it's too late to back track. Things are going to get far more surreal soon enough, as the prosecution pulls out all those years of data collected on us that they will use against us, to make sure we all have a turn making Kevlar and other military hardware in their private prisons.





All they need to do is match your IP and mac address with the IP and mac adress of your aliases to figure out who you are, this is done automatically anyway so using any kind of alias is a completely moot defense unless you
have the technical savvy to really mask your tracks







edit on 29-4-2012 by QQXXw because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
Hopefully people will start to understand that social media is all in the public domain. people need to learn how to behave on the internet, the same as they should in public.


this generation has already lost the battle (all their info is out there), the next generation, if there will be one, will be even more willing to expose everything for the sake of online "friends"



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