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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by MacNut, Feb 17, 2009.
Facebook worries me. So does Google. Whether they say they will use the information they have control of for good or evil doesn't matter. In my opinion, no one should be in control of so much information.
That is scary. At least I will have someone to complain about now if something bad happens or he lies about trusting him.
Google scares me the most. For instance, I went to Google Groups and they had recommended threads based upon my search activity. They have got to have data centers full of petabytes of personal information and searches.
Facebook also has any phone numbers, addresses, etc. from your profile stored. Can anyone imagine bad day + unscrupulous employee = identity theft?
The simplest solutions are to either a) not use facebook, or b) not post anything that you wouldn't post in a fully public space on the internet.
Not many people are using your suggestions!
I heard on the radio this morning (DC 101) that they have decided to not implement the new terms of service because people were not pleased by them.
glad to hear this....the new terms sounded really spooky...
Don't put anything on facebook that you wouldn't want the whole world to see...
Well, start your own free service then. =p
But surely you are missing the point, being able to edit, manipulate adapt etc etc as they have changed the agreement to means they can take whatever you put and change it.
This is very frightening.
Yes, facebook just decided to go back to the old terms until the new ones are worked out better. There was a little note on my news feed about it.
They just changed it back to how it was. Seems like the outrage worked.
Well, to some degree I see what they were doing with the new TOS wording. It's true that if you post something, like a message or wall post, that content will stay on Facebook's servers "forever". Even if you delete your account, your posts still remain in your friends' profiles.
The real problem was the ambiguity of the wording, and I think it was a reality check for a lot of people to wake up and say "Hey, yeah, maybe I should think twice about the stuff I post". Which is why I went back and removed a few silly photos and posts that didn't need to stay up.
this is just about how its always been on facebook. you can't even delete your account. only deactivate it. and all this i found out too late after i joined. i do not know when the terms were changed, as afaik they weren't like that when i first signed up before even all US Universities were 'networks'. this is also why i haven't bothered to delete my account since they'd still have the freedom to do with it whatever they'd like. i'm glad its getting a public outcry though, and hopefully this raises users awareness.
I don't want a competing service. I wish Facebook and social networking didn't exist at all. What I hate the most about the whole thing is that my personal information gets put up on the service whether I like it or not because friends post pictures that have me in it and talk about things we did, etc.
I don't even get a say in my privacy anymore!
maybe a lawyer can chime in here. let's say a soldier joins facebook and writes his story in many messages and pics to his friends on facebook.
then he wants to sell his memoires. will facebook get money of this?
second case: facebook comes across the soldiers page and sells the story to a puplisher. will the soldier get money out of this? it's his life after all that they make a movie of.
just think of all the pictures that were posted on facebook. all those rights are basically lost for the owners.
btw: in germany the terms of service of facebook are most likely void anyway. so if you need to join facebook do it in a country that protects your content and gives you a chance to sue them.
what does this mean for those of us who like to post our own creative works on Facebook?
Facebook removed the changes to the terms of service and are now working on new terms. They are also asking their users to offer up ideas.
Two words: it depends
Anyway, I just quit Facebook the other day. Myspace is better, but not by much.