Sunday, June 13

Facebook is Evil, but you Knew That

The big fat social network’s privacy policy is non existent, it’s a joke. Don’t believe me? Even another giant corporation like Newsweek says so.

"If you really expect this company to suddenly become trustworthy, you’ve lost your mind. Over the past five years Facebook has repeatedly changed its privacy policy, always in one direction, and every time this happens, the same movie plays out. People complain. Facebook stonewalls, then spins, then pretends to be contrite, then finally walks things back—but only a little."

Uber Geek Wil Wheton knows this too.

". . . I think that Facebook is evil, guys. I believe that Facebook is making gazillions of dollars by exploiting its users, and Facebook doesn't give a shit about how its users feel about that. The only reason Facebook has made any changes to their laughable privacy policies recently is because the company was looking at legal action, and was in danger of losing money."

Which is a major bummer for me because right now it’s the only way I keep in touch with family and (real) friends not close by. But I have to use it until something better comes along and something better come along, There are ways to get control of privacy if you’re careful and computer savvy.

There has never been any real privacy on the net- remember it was developed by the military, the nosy bastards. I tell anyone who thinks otherwise to treat it like a public forum. Anything you write, say, link etc. is like sending a postcard-anyone can see it. Don’t say anything on the net you wouldn’t say out loud in a public place.

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