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What is the deal between facebook and posting replies in yahoo?

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posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 04:57 PM
Hi. It seems you now need a facebook account to post replies in yahoo news service. Before I could "just" sign-in to yahoo and post away. What is the deal with facebook AND yahoo sign-in? I started a yahoo question there but it is doubtful I will get anything other than hate remarks. That site is going downhill fast by redefining mainstream with new bounds of sutpidity.

But google and youtube are not far behind. YouTube now asks for mobile phone numbers in case you lose your account information or the account gets hijacked. They can kiss my ass for all I care, but I will never give that. No secret questions, just phone number. In small print, you can opt out though...but it is SO TINY you need a microscope.

Someone started a thread here about a week ago highlighting the dangers of linked sites, with linked information out in the open. It is making me a bit nervous and quite irritated at the level of redundancy and lack of respect for privacy.

posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 05:13 PM

That Agency -- one of the largest of the intelligence agencies -- was created by Executive Order in 1952. Although NSA's mission is to obtain foreign intelligence from "foreign" communications, this has been interpreted to permit NSA to intercept communications where one terminal -- the sender or receiver -- was in the United States. Consequently when an American has used telephone or telegraph facilities between this country and overseas, his message has been subject to interception by NSA. NSA obtained copies of millions of private telegrams sent from, to or through the United States in its SHAMROCK program and complied with requests to target the international communications of specific Americans through the use of a watch list.

By now, you can more or less can understand why these social sites are linked.

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posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 05:41 PM
reply to post by EarthCitizen07

Because as hard as it might be to believe. There are people out there that actually like this intertwined lifestyle. In fact I have some friends who absolutely think Google, Facebook, and Twitter are the greatest things ever created. I for one think the major Social Networking sites are entirely to invasive.

We have seen people get fired for comments made on Facebook, so my question is how long will it be before people are fired for comments made on Yahoo News articles, Local News Article (as my local paper now requires facebook to post), or even comments made on Youtube.

People have said, yea but you have to watch what you say in real life etc. You can't just say anything you want. Well I guess I mistakenly understood that I had the right to free speech and that my private life and private time was my own.
Guess the joke really was on me!

Sorry but all this amounts to is 1984, to bad people even on ATS are to blind to see how it really is Big Brother watching.

posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 05:55 PM
reply to post by Phantom28804

I agree 100% with everything you say, BUT if some people want to be naive and ignorant, WHY should that force EVERYONE to be? In other words, you want a facebook account then get it. If you want a youtube account then get it. If you want an ats account then get it.

Massive problems start arrising when EVERYONE is more-or-less FORCED to have a facebook account inorder to do OTHER THINGS(unrelated).

And the mobile phone number DEMAND from youtube is as DISRESPECTFUL of privacy as it can possibly be. Next they will probably ask what brand of underwear you use and what color is it. I mean really.........

Even people with honest intentions can mistakengly get stigmatised for their eccentric(non state sponsored) or odd remarks. Nevermind some hit job ordered from a potential foe you never knew you had. I mean really, are people really that obtuse or what

And to have everything forced goes AGAINST freedom of speech, in that it limits it to a desired outcome via peer pressure. A classic example was that pittsburgh steelers football player that made a cryptic 9-11 message questioning the governments version of events that ultimately cost him millions of dollars in lost revenue from the sponsor cancelling his endorsements.

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