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Originally posted by Zarniwoop
However, this site is going out of it's way to make people look stupid to a wide scale audience, and potentially cause lost jobs, relationships, etc that might not otherwise have happened.
edit on 27-6-2012 by Zarniwoop because: woops
David F. I don't really hate my boss, my new phone number isn't 020 7230 1212, and I'm not hungover or smoking cannabis. I do however want to hit the headlines on all four columns on this website.
Originally posted by Dreine
That is why you had better be DAMNED sure if you want to keep things private you don't put them online... ever. We all knew (well, those of us with some common sense knew) this was coming, and I still find it baffling that people gripe so much about their 'privacy' rights while putting all of their dirty laundry online for the world to see.
Oh well, it's always fun to watch society eat itself due to its own stupidity.
Originally posted by juleol
Originally posted by SpearMint
This is an excellent idea, should make people realize why they need privacy settings.
Privacy settings does not help much against this problem at all. The only way to protect yourself is to not write personal stuff on the internet in first place.
Even if you delete your facebook account the data will still be stored somewhere for a government agency to collect.
Funny how in 90s people had more clue about privacy issues than today....edit on 27-6-2012 by juleol because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by hadriana
They were talking on the news about something I think is related - it has to do with mug shots?
They say they are putting ALL mug shots up on some website, and if you are innocent, you have to pay them thousands to take them down.
Now I am paranoid about my photo - period. In my case, I think it would be a religious thing, because it has to do with my deep seated personal beliefs, even if I don't have a bible that says "Thou shalt not put thou photo for strangers and people that hate you to get"
I have never been arrested, but I did have someone take my photo on the street last week - and the first thing I thought was, is that person going to put MY image IN a mug shot and post it to some ruin your reputation if you don't pay site? The guy swore he wasn't taking a picture of me - he said some bullcrap about it was muggy one city over and was trying to show his friend the fine weather we were having, but he wouldn't let me SEE it.
OK, then, I noticed him and another woman taking pictures of other people. I stopped the lady and said "HEY! You should ASK him if it is ok to take his picture. He was like, why do you want to take my picture? And she said we don't have people like you in Florida." He shrugged and didn't fuss. I'd have wanted to POP her for insulting me and taking my photo like that.
So why are people running around flea markets taking pictures? What's up with that?
I do not like my photo to be taken. I am really quite a magickal thinker, and I do not like people having access to my photo. You won't find it online - if you do, it's not really me, it's someone else, usually not even the right race or sex. I detest having my driver's license picture taken. I have to and I try to look as unlike me as I can that day even if it involves blue eye shadow.
My family does not have photos of me. I'll keep the power of my image intact on my body thank you.
Oh and I checked with a relative, and it wasn't muggy at all when he said it was that day. He was lying.
edit on 27-6-2012 by hadriana because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Infi8nity
Its not just facebook its every thing
Every link you click on, every image, every video,every thing you type ect...
They are making a profile on you for various different reasons. The main goal is "national security" but not for us from us. Are you a potential terrorist, your on this site so you are. They will use these profiles to market to you. They will make statistics and graph out area's based on cutler from the information you chose to click on. Do you like blonds, red heads, brunets? I am sure the Government knows.
In the near feature imagine adds that fallow you based on who you are threw out the city's.They know exactly who you are and if they need to how to manipulate you based off of your personality.edit on 27-6-2012 by Infi8nity because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
Has somebody thrown out that 'but if you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear' line yet? If not, they should.
After all, it's the same logic that's used by people who want the government to be able to access things like this all the time. Because, as everybody knows, no government agent could ever possibly be a perv, serial killer, or other criminal class.
Lessons to be learnt: don't whinge about your boss, don't talk about how hungover you are or the drugs you're doing, and don't release your phone number publicly. Above all, make sure your privacy settings on Facebook are set properly!