reply to post by brandiwine14
you're disgusted with the fact that facebook happily collects everything thrown at it, but think about it for a moment. they have absolutely NO
control over what gets thrown at them.
NO control. got it? it's not like there's some evil plot to take over people's privacy. it's rather like getting caught pants-down in the middle of
the townsquare while taking a pee and being disgusted by the fact that CCTVs are recording you. how dare they, right?
and when it comes to apps, audio and video, i'm not entirely sure what are you talking about, but i can safely label it as both BS and FUD:
- first, any facebook app to be able to do anything, including accessing your cam and mic, has to be opened - opening facebook itself isn't enough
- second, facebook itself gives you settings limiting the amount of data any particular app can access
- third, any access to mic and/or camera requires flash player security dialog to be displayed for that particular app, and neither facebook nor app
authors have any control over that - it cannot be bypassed. when it gets displayed for the first time, you have the option to allow or deny access and
you can store that answer as a default for that single app - you can change your choice at any time via control panel.
there's no such thing as 'the moments that people are NOT aware of' that gets stored. it ended up on facebook - it got shared on facebook - someone
posted it there - that person is solely responsible for her own stupidity if it wasn't supposed to get shared. if people aren't thinking about what
they're doing, it's their own fault. also, keep in mind that tagging something as 'visible only for me' doesn't equal to 'facebook cannot see it' - of
course they can, because they're hosting it, and anyone with half a brain should be able to figure that out, as well as the fact that as soon as
someone breaks into such facebook account, they will be able to see it as well. on the other hand, facebook provides you with such security measures
that when you configure your account correctly, attacker will need access to your cell phone to break in, and access to both cell phone and email
account to do it in a way you wouldn't notice, so they're actually giving you every possible way to protect your privacy. want more? don't use it at
far more evil is done by people that blindly click links shared by others on facebook without thinking for a moment if it's not malware, giving
permissions to apps just to see some fake content - because such malware apps (which facebook isn't able to stop from spreading without shutting down
their whole app platform) not only spread like a wildfire amongst stupid people not able to think, but can get access to all their content posted on
facebook, so basically millions of people are willingly giving out all their privacy to some random hackers/evil companies posting crap on facebook
without even reading a single word about it, while complaining about facebook being evil.
there's only one advice for such people: if you can't handle the internet, don't use it - problem solved.
edit on 6-12-2013 by jedi_hamster
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