Facebook: What They Did Without Telling Us [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Tech

Geez, what"s going on over there, Mark Zuckerberg?
There are 95 comments:
Male 30
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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Male 1,051
This is why I use fake information.
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Female 511
This is one of the main reasons why I deleted my Facebook account.
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Male 126
@shahar102: no :)
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Female 106
People shouldn`t post anything on the internet they don`t want everyone to see anyways... Still, this irks me.
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Male 440
This is why I don`t have a facebook, or myspace, or any of that, except here.
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Male 1,164
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.
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Female 517
I always ask myself if this FB era will ever end..And i will likae an answer!
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Male 794
im deleting myself off FB, i have enough real friends that i dont keep in contact with, i dont need internet friends
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Male 25
@MildCorma

Oh, and I wouldn`t?

Hey, I found you on faceboo- SMASH.

I porbably wouldn`t cus i`m nice.
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Male 187
Blatent scaremongering. Even if it is true.
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Female 261
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.
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Male 2,748
im pretty sure even without that stuff being online... someone could still find me if they REALLY wanted to.
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Male 1,815
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.
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Male 1,378
Someday it will die and turn into the ghetto that myspace is now.
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Female 10
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.
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Male 418
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.
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Female 3,562
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.
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Male 114
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?

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Male 15,510
Nothing on Internet is 100% private, so never post anything online you dont want to be public
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Male 351
Didn`t the CEO of facebook say that you are stupid if you trust them with your personal information?
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Male 522
Here`s some more Facebook stuff
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Female 149
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...
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Female 4,447
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.
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Male 496
@PinkyLaRue

Because the person who owns the house is going to hit you in the face
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Male 173
Facebook.com

Account

Delete delete delete
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Male 17,511
Not surprised at all.
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Male 10,440
... time to shut down my FB acc... not that I was using it at all anyway.
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Male 25
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?
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Male 551
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
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Male 383
@MrsHoneyDew
No it`s not, I noticed it either yesterday or the day before..
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Male 71
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.
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Female 1,386
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.
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Female 387
This isn`t true.
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Female 171
meh. i don`t see what i should be outraged about
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Female 937

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Female 1,963
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.
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Male 25,416
facebook sucks anyway!
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Male 639
I have nothing to hide. My personal life is not reflected by an online profile.
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Male 1,351
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.
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Female 1,435
I cant find me on google and im on facebook and also put everything on privet. i think its works
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Male 748
I don`t use Facebook so this doesn`t mean a lot to me. :|
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Male 2,893
Facebook sucks ass anyways.
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Male 3,482
Well, I don`t use facebook anyway, so it doesn`t affect me in the least.
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Male 3,255
Well, if I ever become a teenaged girl and decide to get a facebook account I`ll be sure to remember this!
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Male 35
Remedied, but not really apparent.

Here

and

Here

to understand how to disable the sharing of this info.
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Female 108
exactly, iceblack.
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Male 2,034
I`m not entirely worried. I don`t think a broke-ass college student is a prime target for identity thieves.
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Male 1,357
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.
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Male 451
@ acanatane: THIS change happened only a few weeks ago and has been in the "news" this last week quite a bit.
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Male 551
... 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
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Female 276
this isnt something they did recently, this happened AGES ago, you can change it back, no big deal
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Male 591
Deleted my Facebook account last week.
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Male 1,195
I`ve said it here many times before... Facebook is dumb.
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Male 363
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.
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Female 3,726
Spokeo has much more information on you than Facebook. But like anything else, use common sense in what you`re putting out there.
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Male 605
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!
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Male 2,548
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.)
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Male 28
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.
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Male 117
delta - What would this have to do with net neutrality?
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Male 122
www.facebook.com/sleepyjoey

my profile only shows my likes and dislikes. It doesn`t show everything else.
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Male 366
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.
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Male 1,958
Now, I`m no lawyer (but i play one on TV) but that doesn`t that conflict with net neutrality?
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Female 4,039
@Drunkstepdad - I don`t have a Facebook, but if I did, I would friend you. :) I love your name.
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Male 206
I had facebook for 3 years and only had 2 friends, no one wanted to be my friend except my parents
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Female 3,574
[quote]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?[/quote]
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.
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Female 57
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.
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Male 4,680
"You CAN`T remove this info" Biggest load of bullsh*t I`ve heard in days.
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Female 3,574
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.
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Male 1,002
"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.
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Male 642
"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
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Female 237
This is why I don`t use Facebook. Not that I have anyone to talk to. *Laughs.*
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Male 1,002
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.
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Female 833
Mine`s all private and has been since the day i opened my account. i check it every now and then.
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Male 959
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.
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Male 193
i thought there were options to turn all this private etc...
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Male 152
yeah the "NO WAY to change it" part is complete bull, i changed mine back
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Male 193
@Delta Lol the internet has always been anonymous. Wtf are you talking about?
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Female 96
@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.
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Male 2,344
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"...

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Male 451
There are settings to turn this off.
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Male 5,194
Infographic courtesy of MySpace.
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Male 133
*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.
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Male 4,867
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.
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Male 133
*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.
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Female 3,574
Eh, I don`t expect anything I write on the internet to be private in any way.
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Male 3,285
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.
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Male 60
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.
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Male 40,266
It`s the internet people.
You expected privacy on a global hook up?
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Male 252
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
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Male 54
That`s why my facebook is under a false name.
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Male 32
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.
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Female 9,585
I miss the old facebook. :(
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Female 937
Who needs an identity anyway?
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Male 21,025
Link: Facebook: What They Did Without Telling Us [Pic] [Rate Link] - Geez, what`s going on over there, Mark Zuckerberg?
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