posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 12:31 AM
For all facebookizen.
10. The policy of confidentiality of Facebook assumes all the rights Let us start with the beginning. The declaration of the rights and
responsibilities for Facebook specifies that your contents belong to them (read section 2.1): “you grant a licence to us not-exclusive,
transferable, under-licenciable, without royalty and world for l' use of the contents of intellectual property which you publish on Facebook”.
9. The chairman of Facebook illustrated himself on several occasions for nonethical behavior Questions arise on the ethics of Zuckerberg Mark since
the beginnings of Facebook. According to BusinessInsider.com, it used user data of Facebook to guess e-mail passwords and to read correspondences
deprived to discredit its rivals. These allegations, if they were not proven and date a little, raise nevertheless questions disconcerting about the
ethics of the chairman of the largest social network in the world. It is all the more awkward as Facebook in addition spent more than 65 million
dollars to put an end to a legal proceeding asserting that Mark Zuckerberg would have stolen the idea of Facebook.
8. Facebook declared the war with the private life The founder and chairman of Facebook justified last January the changes relating to the private
life on Facebook by explaining that: “people really became at ease with the fact of sharing not only more information, but also in more opened way
and with more people. This social norm is simply something which evolves/moves with the wire of time”. In other words, not only your data belong to
Facebook, but in more they have the right to show them with everyone. In oneself, it is not necessarily not ethics, except that…
7. Facebook encourages the access to your data They explain to the developers how to reach your data with the API ones, but are much less eloquent
when it is a question of explaining the implications with the users of them. Facebook encourages you to share information which they make then
available publicly. Insofar as their goodwills consists with monétiser information concerning you with an advertising aim, that amounts notching the
users so that they provide information in connection with themselves to the advertising executives. For this reason Facebook is quite worse than
Twitter: Twitter adopted the simplest attitude (and thus most credible) by declaring go very that all the tweets of all the users were public.
Difficult to be clearer. But not Facebook. For this reason the American CTF is interfered and people continue them (and obtain win). The EFF drew up
an excellent history which precisely documents the changes of the policy of confidentiality of Facebook.
6. Facebook does not want that is known When Pete Warden dismounted at which point their system functions (while excavating among all the data that
the changes of parameter setting of private life of Facebook had made public) they prosecuted it. Why continue an independent developer? Because they
do not want that their members know at which point their data are accessible.
5. Even your private data are shared with the applications At the present time, all your data are shared with the applications which you install.
What means that you made not only confidence with Facebook, but also with the developers of applis. Knowing that good number of them do not have
necessarily your private life like priority. In light, you must consider that your data - all your data are public, except if you never use any appli
Facebook. Coupled with API OpenGraph, that means that you made more simply confidence with Facebook, but with all the Facebook ecosystem.
4. Facebook is not qualified enough technically so that one trusts them Beyond the ethical questions, the technical skill of Facebook does not appear
sufficient to be able to entrust personal data to them. Their recent button “Like” facilitated the task of the spammeurs. And it is not the first
time that Facebook is regarded as a nugget for the data acquisition. Either they card-index a little private character of your data, or their
engineers are not very good. Or perhaps both.
3. Facebook makes incredibly difficult the suppression of your account The day when you decide to stop Facebook, the site does not facilitate the task
to you. Those which tried the experiment know that it is not rather obvious really to destroy its account. It is as complicated as probably voluntary.
Perhaps of tired war, you will agree to decontaminate your account. It is different from a pure suppression and simple. To decontaminate are connected
with a prolonged disconnection, during which your data remain in the system.
2. Facebook does not like really the open Web Their API Open Graph has open only name, as for better dissimulating its closed nature. It is actually
completely owner. You cannot use any of its functionalities if you are not on Facebook. A truly open implementation would function on any social
network. In the same spirit, they implement has minimum OpenID to be able to say that they support it, just for better promoting their alternative
owner, Facebook Connect.
1. Facebook is not used for nothing Between the rotted applis, the old classmates of which you do not want especially to intend to speak and the balls
whose you had forgotten the existence, Facebook is more painful than useful for the daily newspaper.