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Old 07-25-07, 10:11 AM   #1
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Does what happen in the facebook stay in the facebook?

I remember earlier this summer someone mentioned about having a facebook page/profile. This was brought up to me and it kind of scared me. I have many friends who are taking a risk when they post their address, schedule, political views, etc. on facebook for it could be leaked out in some way or another.

Does what happen in the facebook stay in the facebook?
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Old 07-25-07, 10:18 AM   #2
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I remember earlier this summer someone mentioned about having a facebook page/profile. This was brought up to me and it kind of scared me. I have many friends who are taking a risk when they post their address, schedule, political views, etc. on facebook for it could be leaked out in some way or another.

Does what happen in the facebook stay in the facebook?
Big risk. Your friends would do well to be as concerned as you. You should assume that someone without your best interests in mind may use the information against you. Even if it's years from now...
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Big risk. Your friends would do well to be as concerned as you. You should assume that someone without your best interests in mind may use the information against you. Even if it's years from now...
That's exactly what I was thinking.
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I like it when people who are under 21 post pictures of themselves drinking alcohol on facebook.
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I am on facebook. Nothing goes on my site or my friends sites about me that I don't want posted. My political and religous views are public, I don't fear the online communities of the world knowing what I believe and don't believe. Personal info (mom dad fiance etc) all offline.

That said, most facebookers know that info. They would have been sent a link to a site explaining how to increase their privacy settings so only some people can see certain parts of their profile. Like all things windows, facebook is wide open in the world when you initially login, it take maybe 3 minutes to lock it down to a more reasonable social level.

Funny story, a gf of mine wanted me to fix her laptop, she left it in my office without the password. She hadnt locked her facebook down, so I was able through my computer, to go through her site and figure out her password (tooooo many people use relative names or birthdays, it took me tries haha), I brought her computer back to her and she ask
her -"how did you know my password, I was going to call and give it to you"...
me-"a) its all over your facebook site b) hopefully it isn't used in more than one location and c) turn your privacy settings down so everyone and their grandmother can't view your site"...

A little friendly social hacking to get her to use better judgement on security. I quickly found out it was also the password to her bank account, at which point I simply walked away laughing. Facebook isn't the problem, its usually between the chair and the computer that creates the security risk. Facebook is a tool, like all things online, people need to take responsibility for the information and how they secure it.
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I like it when people who are under 21 post pictures of themselves drinking alcohol on facebook.
Even if from canada? Or quebec? Or europe?...remember, its really only the states that has such strict alcohol requirements. I was able to drink at 18 in quebec.
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I like it when people who are under 21 post pictures of themselves drinking alcohol on facebook.
Not so much under 21, as under legal drinking age I'm sure there's been pictures from some of my friends up there of me drinking, but it's perfectly fine in Canada.

I think you need to treat it like almost any other website, don't put anything you really don't want people to know about up there. That site you linked to seems a bit... paranoid to me. But as with any website you people could gain access to your information so just watch what goes up there. Odds are nothing bad will happen as a result of it, but doesn't hurt to be a bit careful
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Even if from canada? Or quebec? Or europe?...remember, its really only the states that has such strict alcohol requirements. I was able to drink at 18 in quebec.
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Not so much under 21, as under legal drinking age I'm sure there's been pictures from some of my friends up there of me drinking, but it's perfectly fine in Canada.
Yes, but nobody cares about Canada.

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Yes, but nobody cares about Canada.

I kid, I kid.
You all do when you suddenly want a drink and can't because of how young you are. Then those random american kids come to windsor and get sloshed.
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I don't fear access to others' information, or having others accessing mine.

I embrace it.

The world's changed, people. If you don't know the information you put on ANY public site can be accessed by anybody, you're ********. Don't put anything up there you don't want the whole world knowing.
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I don't fear access to others' information, or having others accessing mine.

I embrace it.

The world's changed, people. If you don't know the information you put on ANY public site can be accessed by anybody, you're ********. Don't put anything up there you don't want the whole world knowing.
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Old 07-25-07, 10:52 AM   #13
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If you don't want someone to know something - don't post it.

I don't put my banking info or my home address on facebook. If someone knows my name, they could figure it all out anyways - with or without my facebook account. Mostly I think facebook is useless. I only joined cause my friends started posting all their kids pics/videos there.
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Even if from canada? Or quebec? Or europe?...remember, its really only the states that has such strict alcohol requirements. I was able to drink at 18 in quebec.
One thing I learned when I travelled through Europe - drunk teenagers are drunk teenagers, universally. They all act like dolts.
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You all do when you suddenly want a drink and can't because of how young you are. Then those random american kids come to windsor and get sloshed.
If random means everybody between the ages of 19 and 21 you would be correct.
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I wish the provinces were all together on that. I remember being 18 & going to BC. All of the sudden I was too young to go to the bar again. WTF?
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I don't fear access to others' information, or having others accessing mine.

I embrace it.

The world's changed, people. If you don't know the information you put on ANY public site can be archived, indexed and interrelated by anybody, you're regrettably uninformed. Don't put anything up there you don't want the whole world knowing.
Fixed it.
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I wish the provinces were all together on that. I remember being 18 & going to BC. All of the sudden I was too young to go to the bar again. WTF?
Alberta and BC only.

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Alberta and BC only.
HUH? Alberta, Manitoba & Quebec are all 18, everywhere else is 19. Just sayin' that it was weird being legal & then not.
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"I AM continually shocked and appalled at the details people voluntarily post online about themselves." So says Jon Callas, chief security officer at PGP, a Silicon Valley-based maker of encryption software. He is far from alone in noticing that fast-growing social networking websites such as MySpace and Friendster are a snoop's dream.


New Scientist has discovered that Pentagon's National Security Agency, which specialises in eavesdropping and code-breaking, is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information that people post about themselves on social networks. And it could harness advances in internet technology - specifically the forthcoming "semantic web" championed by the web standards organisation W3C - to combine data from social networking websites with details such as banking, retail and property records, allowing the NSA to build extensive, all-embracing personal profiles of individuals.


Americans are still reeling from last month's revelations that the NSA has been logging phone calls since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. The Congressional Research Service, which advises the US legislature, says phone companies that surrendered call records may have acted illegally. However, the White House insists that the terrorist threat makes existing wire-tapping legislation out of date and is urging Congress not to investigate the NSA's action.


Meanwhile, the NSA is pursuing its plans to tap the web, since phone logs have limited scope. They can only be used to build a very basic picture of someone's contact network, a process sometimes called "connecting the dots". Clusters of people in highly connected groups become apparent, as do people with few connections who appear to be the intermediaries between such groups. The idea is to see by how many links or "degrees" separate people from, say, a member of a blacklisted organisation.


By adding online social networking data to its phone analyses, the NSA could connect people at deeper levels, through shared activities, such as taking flying lessons. Typically, online social networking sites ask members to enter details of their immediate and extended circles of friends, whose blogs they might follow. People often list other facets of their personality including political, sexual, entertainment, media and sporting preferences too. Some go much further, and a few have lost their jobs by publicly describing drinking and drug-taking exploits. Young people have even been barred from the orthodox religious colleges that they are enrolled in for revealing online that they are gay.


"You should always assume anything you write online is stapled to your resumé. People don't realise you get Googled just to get a job interview these days," says Callas.
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meh, i dont bother with facebook or myspace or whatever. i got bikes to ride, fix and dream about... oh and cold garage beers waiting for me to be drinkted and a GF that deserves more attention than the !@#!$!@ internet. i get enough of that stuff at work.

BUT to each his own!

be careful with personal/profile info in digital world people...
be afraid too...
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I remember earlier this summer someone mentioned about having a facebook page/profile. This was brought up to me and it kind of scared me. I have many friends who are taking a risk when they post their address, schedule, political views, etc. on facebook for it could be leaked out in some way or another.

Does what happen in the facebook stay in the facebook?
That is true, always got to keep an eye out for the bad people who could use that data agaisnt you.
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I remember earlier this summer someone mentioned about having a facebook page/profile. This was brought up to me and it kind of scared me. I have many friends who are taking a risk when they post their address, schedule, political views, etc. on facebook for it could be leaked out in some way or another.

Does what happen in the facebook stay in the facebook?
Ummm..........yeah.
wait,...no?
I'm so confused!!!!
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I find it funny that the people who have grown up in an environment saturated with technology and instant communication are also the most naive about its possible implications. You'd figure that living in an age where personal privacy is crumbling, they'd take more steps to protect themselves.

Good riddance. Let the wheat be separated from the chaff.
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I can't figure out how to get to anybody's personal page on facebook anyway, so whatever you have on that pathetic application is safe from me.
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