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4 Facebook Privacy Intrusion Fixes
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H@mmy
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H@mmy,
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6/30/2014 | 3:49:38 PM
Privacy
Its strange that we are still willing to use something for more years to come, despite the fact that it is invading out privacy. These 4 fixes may atleast lower down the extent of sharing data. Does anyone find these intrusions helpful anyway ?
H@mmy
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H@mmy,
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6/30/2014 | 3:55:03 PM
Facebook tracking browsing habits
I had to purchase a laptop from Amazon and did frequent searches about a specific laptop model. Not to my surprise, the advertisement of that laptop landed on my Facebook page. Each time I browsed Facebook I could see the ad of that laptop in the ad panel. I was frustrated to see the ad again and again and I decided not to purchase it at all.
nskate
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nskate,
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6/30/2014 | 4:07:16 PM
False sense of privacy security
All data is stored and remained stored, even if it says "history cleared" on fb.  What the message should read is "All data has been cleared from all systems permanentely".  Even the act of clearing history is tracked and can raise a potential read/green flag.  If someone is clearing history a lot, the fb psychology "experts" may flag it and still can access the history.  Just the account holder sees it's not there, but it's still there.  Internet needs to be free and without prejudice and not having people behave like "spys" clearing history, using proxies, anonomyous account to make a statement, etc.  The issue is everyone can become a "lab rat" and the internet data can be used to forumlate a case study and the initial profile to begin the psychological experiement.  If everyone knew the articles read, sites visited, status posts made, photos uploaded and interests shared is used mainly for marketing and web related content delivery rather then for psychological evaluation tool, then it would be quite different.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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6/30/2014 | 4:57:51 PM
Another solution: share less
Having just returned from a vacation that passed without a single tweet or Facebook status update, I can say with certainty that I did not miss social media one bit. The best fix for Facebook is to ignore it entirely.
pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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6/30/2014 | 6:10:56 PM
Re: Another solution: share less
It is easier said than done my friend. I think the only way to abandon it entirely is if you team up with your most active friends & make a pact not to use it (or use something else to communicate). Other than that, you'll continue to get sucked into the FB-vortex.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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7/1/2014 | 9:21:36 AM
Re: Another solution: share less
@Pcharles09 yes, and that's not always going to happen. I use Google+ a lot more than FB, and quite a number of my FB connections are there, too. But a lot of the people who started out on FB keep active there and don't really post on or read G+. So the only way to keep with them is with the older network unless they're willing to email. I'd be fine with that option but die-hard FB people will even message through the social network rather than emailing directly. 
dhonigman-g2
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dhonigman-g2,
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7/3/2014 | 3:52:19 PM
Re: Another solution: share less
I notice I've been sharing much fewer personal happenings. Stick to more news articles these days, unless it's really important.
pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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7/22/2014 | 9:09:37 AM
Re: Another solution: share less
@Ariella,

I'm interested to hear what about G+ keeps you on it instead of FB?
majenkins
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majenkins,
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7/1/2014 | 11:48:33 AM
Re: Another solution: share less
pcharles09, And how is it going to kill you to not hear what your most active friends had for dinner last night or what they think about the latest BIG THING in the news.
pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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7/22/2014 | 9:13:19 AM
Re: Another solution: share less
@majenkins,

Not to mention that the BIG THINK is nothing you care about. Even if you do care about it, you could live better not hearing some people's ignorant opinions.

I'm not saying it's easy but it might be worth it to take a FB sabbatical.
cafzali
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cafzali,
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7/1/2014 | 4:07:28 PM
Re: Another solution: share less
@pcharles09 Add me to the list of folks who just don't see abandoning Facebook as that difficult. While I see value and appreciate being able to share family photos, etc. with people who I was once more personally connected to but cannot be now, I don't look at Facebook as an actual vehicle to communicate with current friends. In other words, if I'm only talking to people via FB, they're a friend in a different context. It's nice to know what's going on with them, but if FB pushes people too far, many will stop seeing the value. 

Between the constant flubs on Facebook's part and the tendency of some folks to ramble on forever about politics there, I think breaking up won't be so hard to do for many.
pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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7/22/2014 | 9:14:43 AM
Re: Another solution: share less
@cafzali,

I really use FB as a way to share content with family & friends. From time to time, they'll also share something good with me too. That I would miss if I stopped.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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7/1/2014 | 9:18:29 AM
Re: Another solution: share less
@Thomas I share very little personal information on FB, but I don't ignore it entirely because it is the main medium for a number of my friends. That's not to say I'm fascinated by every single picture of the kids some may post and certainly not by the pictures of what they made for dinner (why do people persist in that?), but I get some sense of what they're about and do get to know major things like when their kids graduate or are born or get married, stuff like that. 
majenkins
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majenkins,
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7/1/2014 | 11:45:39 AM
Re: Another solution: share less
Rate It 100% Thomas Claburn, AMEN brother.
moarsauce123
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moarsauce123,
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7/1/2014 | 12:50:32 PM
Much simpler approach:
Stop using Facebook!


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