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#1 Grinler

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:16 PM

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a blog entry today outlining new and easier to use controls for managing your Facebook privacy. These new privacy controls are obviously a response to the outcry of lack of privacy in Facebook since they made their "openness" changes these past few months.Mark Zuckerberg wrote in his blog entry: "When we started Facebook, we built it around a few simple ideas. People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them. When you have control over what you share, you want to share more. When you share more, the world becomes more open and connected. Today, I want to share some thoughts on how we've evolved to this point, what we're doing now to give you more control, and what you can expect from us going forward." Do these changes make you feel more comfortable using Facebook or has the damage already been done? Did you find the previous controls hard to use?


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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:09 PM

Facebook have been eroding these settings for years.

Check the neat interactive chart here to see how these have been interpreted by a blogger, Matt McKeon.
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Posted 29 May 2010 - 03:48 PM

I have questions. I don't really use facebook but I registered an account when i was filming a buddies church services so I could upload the vids to his church facebook. I quit doing that right around the time facebook made their first changes requiring more info to be disclosed. I was only back on my account one time after that and exited when they wanted me to give up more info to proceed. I haven't been back since.

Can I go back now without answering all their intrusive questions or do I just need to continue my boycott?

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 01:29 AM

I quit doing that right around the time facebook made their first changes requiring more info to be disclosed. I was only back on my account one time after that and exited when they wanted me to give up more info to proceed. I haven't been back since.

Can I go back now without answering all their intrusive questions or do I just need to continue my boycott?

I'm not updating my profile again until they put the privacy settings back to where they used to be. There are people from my past who I just don't want to talk to/deal with ever again. Luckily, I found the block settings one day, but there are some who I don't know/remember their last name, who might still try and track me down, and right now, if they are friends of my friends, then they can still search for me...and I can't change it to make it so they can't. When they allow me to do so again, I might come back; I say "might," because I've begun to stop caring about the everyday minutiae of my friend's lives...but that's another issue.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 03:11 PM

Untangle Launches Tool to Enhance Facebook Privacy

Untangle, Inc., a network software company, has announced a new free utility to help Facebook® users easily regain control of their privacy, called SaveFace.

Quote above from: http://esbjournal.com/2010/05/untangle-lau...cebook-privacy/

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Take back your Facebook Privacy

SaveFace™ by Untangle® is a simple-to-install Bookmark utility that automatically resets your Facebook® settings to restore your privacy.

Quote above from: http://www3.untangle.com/saveface

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 06:43 PM

Now I have a good reason for not having a Facebook...besides just not having the time.

If I've made it this long without one, I think I'll survive now, as well. :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 July 2010 - 06:21 PM

You know, you folks aren't the only ones. I, too, am planning on ditching my facebook account as well and I'll make sure to apologize to my friend because she helped me set it up. Bottom line, I almost worship the blogs and advice of the two most respected and trusted AV firms (namely Eset and kaspersky), using Eset as my primary AV, so what they say is a security risk is indeed a security risk in my mind. Feel free to counter if you folks want to. I don't mind explaining my views. So all those who are looking for me on facebook, good luck finding me. you won't!

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