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Date: 05/17/10 07:31 AM

95 Responses to Facebook: What They Did Without Telling Us [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:06 am
    Link: Facebook: What They Did Without Telling Us - Geez, what`s going on over there, Mark Zuckerberg?
  2. Profile photo of outdoorMINER
    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
    934 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:35 am
    Who needs an identity anyway?
  3. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9186 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:39 am
    I miss the old facebook. :(
  4. Profile photo of MP3Daddy
    MP3Daddy Male 30-39
    32 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:42 am
    Well I don`t put anythign, anywhere on facebook that I don`t assume that is going to be viewable. Its not really a site designed to hide your personal info. If you don`t want people to know don`t put it on facebook.
  5. Profile photo of theshade
    theshade Male 18-29
    54 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:45 am
    That`s why my facebook is under a false name.
  6. Profile photo of sofaking42
    sofaking42 Male 18-29
    252 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:51 am
    1. Don`t post anything (pictures included) you wouldn`t want everyone to know (this includes pedophiles and advertisers)

    2. If you do, you`re stupid and shouldn`t complain
  7. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36217 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:53 am
    It`s the internet people.
    You expected privacy on a global hook up?
  8. Profile photo of 03swalker
    03swalker Male 18-29
    60 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:54 am
    Oh, for the.. GAHHH!!

    1) Facebook has let us know each time they have changed DEFAULT privacy settings.
    2) Facebook have a specific official group set up so you can see the changes they are making to the Privacy Policy / ToS

    If most users don`t bother checking these then that is their own fault.

    Yes, Facebook could make changing permissions easier, but the functionality is still there.

    So basically, this graphic fails. They do let users know.
  9. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:55 am
    hey guess what. you can change every single privacy option. Plus facebook is entirely optional to use. Fancylad, you could get a job in the media. Stirring the proverbial pot with all teh garbage you spew.
  10. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:58 am
    Eh, I don`t expect anything I write on the internet to be private in any way.
  11. Profile photo of Delta2Alpha
    Delta2Alpha Male 18-29
    125 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 8:02 am
    *Shrug* Who cares? If your worried about people finding out about your personal life, dont use the internet. Every thing you do is logged and noted. Its how Google makes most of its money.
  12. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 8:09 am
    tedgp, i think you might have a condition, all you ever do is hate on fancylad lol.
    it doesnt say anywhere that he made this picture does it.
    and speaking of spewing garbage...pot meet kettle.
  13. Profile photo of Delta2Alpha
    Delta2Alpha Male 18-29
    125 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 8:11 am
    *Shrug* Who cares? If your worried about people finding out about your personal life, dont use the internet. Every thing you do is logged and noted. Its how Google makes most of its money.
  14. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 8:22 am
    Infographic courtesy of MySpace.
  15. Profile photo of DGbME
    DGbME Male 40-49
    451 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 8:22 am
    There are settings to turn this off.
  16. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 8:26 am
    Delta....oh where to start...Google does not record and pass our your name, birthdate and pciture when you use their search engine and comparing the two is completely retarded.

    what you do not seem to understand here is that the personal info that FB is giving away to everyone, can and is used by ID theifs to steal your credit rating, money, etc...

    it is also sold off to companies to allow them to spam you ever more.

    when we started using FB it was under the belief that a trust between them and the user existed that they would keep our info as private AS THEY PROMISED and LET US control who gets to see it and who doesnt.

    you sound like one of those idiots that would say, "if you have nothing to hide what are you worried about"...

  17. Profile photo of xcaitiebabie
    xcaitiebabie Female 18-29
    96 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 8:28 am
    @Delta2Alpha.
    So those of us who use these sites to keep contact with people we otherwise would have never reconnected with (say childhood friends etc), have to delete all of our information because we don`t want to be stalked and harrassed?
    mind you i dont write my address or phone number on this stuff but i dont want creepers knowing stuff about me.
  18. Profile photo of KucheKlizma
    KucheKlizma Male 18-29
    193 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 8:35 am
    @Delta Lol the internet has always been anonymous. Wtf are you talking about?
  19. Profile photo of Tominatrix
    Tominatrix Male 13-17
    152 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 8:36 am
    yeah the "NO WAY to change it" part is complete bull, i changed mine back
  20. Profile photo of lyckosam
    lyckosam Male 18-29
    193 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 8:48 am
    i thought there were options to turn all this private etc...
  21. Profile photo of bankvole
    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 8:48 am
    Of course this can all be turned off. The fuss about this is complete paranoia. If you don`t like it, don`t use facebook. The only thing you really should do to protect yourself from identity theft is hide your birthday. And its very easy to do.
  22. Profile photo of Flibmeister
    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:08 am
    Mine`s all private and has been since the day i opened my account. i check it every now and then.
  23. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
    1003 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:12 am
    Woah now.. Try checking out the recently enhanced privacy settings before you go on an infographic tirade. Some of the things this moron is whining about used to be public but can now be hidden in several different ways.
  24. Profile photo of Thorna_Kate
    Thorna_Kate Female 18-29
    237 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:13 am
    This is why I don`t use Facebook. Not that I have anyone to talk to. *Laughs.*
  25. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:14 am
    "Without asking your permission" ? what about the things you accept on registration that you don`t ever read? Does it say they are allowed to do that? does it say that in the future things may change and you still aggree to it until you delete your account? there you go.. permission granted.. read the drating small text before accusing facebook of doing illegal things or you might face the consequences in a lawsuit. Thanks
  26. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
    1003 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:17 am
    "Plus facebook is entirely optional to use"

    Just thought I`d reiterate tedgp`s point, since a lot of people seem to forget it pretty often.
  27. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:22 am
    Guys, have any of your read Facebook`s terms and services? Don`t complain you haven`t been "asked permission" because you granted permission when you signed up. Just by using it, you are accepting their terms. Don`t like their terms? Don`t use it.
  28. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:23 am
    "You CAN`T remove this info" Biggest load of bullsh*t I`ve heard in days.
  29. Profile photo of haf2001
    haf2001 Female 18-29
    57 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:26 am
    mine is completely private. I check it atleast once a week. If there ever comes a day when there really is "NO WAY" to change it, i`ll just delete my entire account.
  30. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:26 am
    So those of us who use these sites to keep contact with people we otherwise would have never reconnected with (say childhood friends etc), have to delete all of our information because we don`t want to be stalked and harrassed?
    Yes, or quit Facebook. You are using Facebook`s service. When you sign up for their service, you agree to their terms which they are in control of. So yes, if you`re afraid of your private information being used, either delete it or don`t use Facebook at all.
  31. Profile photo of DrunkStepdad
    DrunkStepdad Male 40-49
    206 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:28 am
    I had facebook for 3 years and only had 2 friends, no one wanted to be my friend except my parents
  32. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:31 am
    @Drunkstepdad - I don`t have a Facebook, but if I did, I would friend you. :) I love your name.
  33. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
    1958 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:35 am
    Now, I`m no lawyer (but i play one on TV) but that doesn`t that conflict with net neutrality?
  34. Profile photo of pizzabob18
    pizzabob18 Male 18-29
    366 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:38 am
    The only change it made that got me pissed off is they removed my "favorite music" section and replaced it with the small list of underground bands I like. Since my music section was very large and took years to put together, I consider it a very offensive act on Facebook`s part.
  35. Profile photo of sleepyjoey
    sleepyjoey Male 18-29
    122 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:50 am
    www.facebook.com/sleepyjoey

    my profile only shows my likes and dislikes. It doesn`t show everything else.
  36. Profile photo of Shokz
    Shokz Male 18-29
    117 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:54 am
    delta - What would this have to do with net neutrality?
  37. Profile photo of Radfad
    Radfad Male 30-39
    28 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 9:55 am
    It`s why you have a "facebook birthday" and a real birthday. Same goes for other stuff. Theres no need to put genuine info into it other than your name. You lie on your cv, why not facebook.
  38. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 10:07 am
    True that they did this without asking our permission, but it CAN be changed with the privacy settings (as surely a number of people have explained already.)
  39. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 10:18 am
    Oh noes! now the internet knows the 4 bands that could be bothered listing that i liked, my birthday (which is wrong) and the 7 photos of me from a party that i directly chose to put up!
  40. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 10:19 am
    Spokeo has much more information on you than Facebook. But like anything else, use common sense in what you`re putting out there.
  41. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
    363 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 10:25 am
    Facebook is a mess in the privacy department but chances are if you use it and put all that information on the internet you`re not terribly concerned with who finds out you like Nickelback. As long as you`re not an FBI agent or in a witness protection program you`ll probably be fine.

    There are lots of articles on the internet, especially on Gizmodo, listing reasons why you should and how to quit Facebook so if you`re worried you can fix it yourself.
  42. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
    1195 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 10:26 am
    I`ve said it here many times before... Facebook is dumb.
  43. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 10:28 am
    Deleted my Facebook account last week.
  44. Profile photo of acanatane
    acanatane Female 18-29
    276 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 10:29 am
    this isnt something they did recently, this happened AGES ago, you can change it back, no big deal
  45. Profile photo of iceblack
    iceblack Male 18-29
    551 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 10:43 am
    ... Isn`t the act of "Registering"
    a consent to let everyone see your information?

    If you don`t want it to be shown, just don`t
    get a subscription, simple as that
  46. Profile photo of DGbME
    DGbME Male 40-49
    451 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 10:47 am
    @ acanatane: THIS change happened only a few weeks ago and has been in the "news" this last week quite a bit.
  47. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1359 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 11:03 am
    if you`re touchy about people seeing, then don`t put it up there! Surely you`d be more worried about the people you know, knowing about your pvc fetish rather than some fat bloke from Croydon.
  48. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 11:25 am
    I`m not entirely worried. I don`t think a broke-ass college student is a prime target for identity thieves.
  49. Profile photo of xphile_1002
    xphile_1002 Female 30-39
    108 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 11:44 am
    exactly, iceblack.
  50. Profile photo of Dead_Cow
    Dead_Cow Male 30-39
    35 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    Remedied, but not really apparent.

    Here

    and

    Here

    to understand how to disable the sharing of this info.
  51. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3258 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    Well, if I ever become a teenaged girl and decide to get a facebook account I`ll be sure to remember this!
  52. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    Well, I don`t use facebook anyway, so it doesn`t affect me in the least.
  53. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    Facebook sucks ass anyways.
  54. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    I don`t use Facebook so this doesn`t mean a lot to me. :|
  55. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    I cant find me on google and im on facebook and also put everything on privet. i think its works
  56. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    I have a facebook, but other than hometown I couldn`t give two squats about what other people see. Though this is a bit much for most people.
  57. Profile photo of Aus10816
    Aus10816 Male 18-29
    639 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    I have nothing to hide. My personal life is not reflected by an online profile.
  58. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    facebook sucks anyway!
  59. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    First of all, there are ways to control every aspect of your facebook account to make it completely private.

    Second of all, I really couldn`t care less who can see what kinds of movies I like.
  60. Profile photo of outdoorMINER
    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
    934 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm

  61. Profile photo of scotchbot
    scotchbot Female 18-29
    171 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    meh. i don`t see what i should be outraged about
  62. Profile photo of MrsHoneyDew
    MrsHoneyDew Female 18-29
    388 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    This isn`t true.
  63. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    I think the only people that would be interested in any facebook page I created would be debt collectors. Those jerks hound you for-ev-er.
  64. Profile photo of krieg_fox
    krieg_fox Male 18-29
    71 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    Look it comes down to this, fake some of your personal info that the general person cant figure out on their own. I.E gender, age, etc. There is nothing on facebook that says you have to provide TRUE info. I don`t have a facebook with too much on it, hell the only thing it has on it is my name. I dont even use it at all.
  65. Profile photo of xxxveganxxx
    xxxveganxxx Male 13-17
    383 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    @MrsHoneyDew
    No it`s not, I noticed it either yesterday or the day before..
  66. Profile photo of iceblack
    iceblack Male 18-29
    551 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    2nd line on the "Terms" section (You can actually
    and should see it BEFORE even creating an account):

    "By using or accessing Facebook, you agree to this Statement."

    1. Privacy: "...We encourage you to read the Privacy Policy, and to use it to help make informed decisions."

    STOP COMPLAINING!!!!!! It`s getting really old...
    You want everything at your own terms, but
    remember that Facebook is a COMPANY and they do
    what they think it`s best for them
  67. Profile photo of PinkyLaRue
    PinkyLaRue Male 13-17
    25 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    Oh no! Somebody might find out that i`m a boy named Owen who was born on 6th December, 1992!

    Who cares. People can find basic info about me! my hometown!

    Why would somebody go to a random facebook page to find somebody`s town when they can knock a random house and get the same results?
  68. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    ... time to shut down my FB acc... not that I was using it at all anyway.
  69. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    Not surprised at all.
  70. Profile photo of Steven42
    Steven42 Male 18-29
    173 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    Facebook.com

    Account

    Delete delete delete
  71. Profile photo of MildCorma
    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    @PinkyLaRue

    Because the person who owns the house is going to hit you in the face
  72. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    I can`t delete my FB because my mom is on there and it`s the easiest way to stay in contact with her considering she lives in New Zealand and I`m in the States.
  73. Profile photo of ecpkngt
    ecpkngt Female 18-29
    150 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    Oh, come off it with the facebook whines. What iceblack said.

    This is also bull.

    You can in fact switch everything- friends, likes, pages, basic info, bio, hometown, location- to friends only, everybody, nobody or whatever you prefer, item by item. You can block your friends aps and enable your own. You can pick your privacy settings for each photo album you create. It`s very simple to disable the option for any information to be shared with partner sites (of which there were a whole three when I went through my settings last week).

    It`s very simple. Click on "account", top right hand corner, go to privacy settings and LOOK at everything. Make it be how you want.

    How very insidious of them to set any of your default options to public on a social networking site that you signed up for...
  74. Profile photo of cheese6969
    cheese6969 Male 18-29
    522 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Here`s some more Facebook stuff
  75. Profile photo of ZNaught
    ZNaught Male 13-17
    351 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Didn`t the CEO of facebook say that you are stupid if you trust them with your personal information?
  76. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    Nothing on Internet is 100% private, so never post anything online you dont want to be public
  77. Profile photo of redser99
    redser99 Male 30-39
    114 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    How the bloody-hell???

    I don`t even have a(n) FB account, yet when someone that does sends me an email, I get teased into joining by displaying people THAT ARE IN MY CONTACT LIST that do have accounts in FB?

    WTF?

    Is it right that FB can scan my contact list within my email and post any that have active FB accounts into an email?

  78. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    All that personal information is public anyway, in some way, even if you`re not on facebook. The problem is this gives advertisers too much freedom to track you down. It`s not so different than what happens if you post your resume online.
  79. Profile photo of zombieland
    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    i deleted my facebook account, and to my surprise...the sky did not fall. in fact id say my life is better without it. I urge u all to delete your facebook.
  80. Profile photo of Junemrc
    Junemrc Female 18-29
    10 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    facebook wasn`t nearly as secretive about this change as most websites are saying. sure the changes in the privacy stuff is messed up, but they made it clear when it happened. you can still go into your privacy settings and change everything to Only Friends.
  81. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    Someday it will die and turn into the ghetto that myspace is now.
  82. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
    1817 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    I agree with darkgear6, but I`m sure that facebook has way more staying power.
    It`s likely to evolve into something unrecognizable rather than become obsolete though.
  83. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2750 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    im pretty sure even without that stuff being online... someone could still find me if they REALLY wanted to.
  84. Profile photo of junkaddy
    junkaddy Female 30-39
    261 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 11:37 pm
    Angelmassb: Spot on. If you don`t want EVERYONE to be able to read it, don`t post it. Anything you say online - anywhere online - is accessible to a persistent person, no matter what kind of restrictions you put on it.
  85. Profile photo of r3tr0r0ck3r
    r3tr0r0ck3r Male 18-29
    187 posts
    May 18, 2010 at 2:09 am
    Blatent scaremongering. Even if it is true.
  86. Profile photo of PinkyLaRue
    PinkyLaRue Male 13-17
    25 posts
    May 18, 2010 at 2:59 am
    @MildCorma

    Oh, and I wouldn`t?

    Hey, I found you on faceboo- SMASH.

    I porbably wouldn`t cus i`m nice.
  87. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
    794 posts
    May 18, 2010 at 10:45 am
    im deleting myself off FB, i have enough real friends that i dont keep in contact with, i dont need internet friends
  88. Profile photo of Shahar102
    Shahar102 Female 18-29
    517 posts
    May 18, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    I always ask myself if this FB era will ever end..And i will likae an answer!
  89. Profile photo of Linkenberger
    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    May 18, 2010 at 10:35 pm
    SumRandom1...

    Good luck. Once you post your info on Facebook it`s there forever. You didn`t read the fine print.

    Best you can do is suspend your account.
  90. Profile photo of Link364
    Link364 Male 18-29
    440 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 6:11 am
    This is why I don`t have a facebook, or myspace, or any of that, except here.
  91. Profile photo of FeistyAni
    FeistyAni Female 18-29
    106 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    People shouldn`t post anything on the internet they don`t want everyone to see anyways... Still, this irks me.
  92. Profile photo of felixbuzz
    felixbuzz Male 60-69
    126 posts
    May 27, 2010 at 4:23 am
    @shahar102: no :)
  93. Profile photo of caper454
    caper454 Female 70 & Over
    511 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 11:52 am
    This is one of the main reasons why I deleted my Facebook account.
  94. Profile photo of draquoir
    draquoir Male 18-29
    1052 posts
    March 29, 2011 at 11:25 am
    This is why I use fake information.
  95. Profile photo of DJXiej
    DJXiej Male 18-29
    30 posts
    April 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    I don`t see why everyone has been cracking down on their personal information on facebook, when it has already been widely available for years..

    Sure you could opt out of being listed in the phone book, but then how could people find you to contact you.

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