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Old 11-09-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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But how much of that is from Facebook? I'd guess practically none of it. You can get more information about me from the Yellow Pages then you can from Facebook.
You're listed in the yellow pages?

FB makes it easy for ID theft, for they can harvest personal information very easily. Crooks are a lazy lot (or they would get a job) and FB is perfect for them, and people are stupid about what they post on fb, and even if they try and secure it, fb may well make it public on a whim. They have done that many times in the past, and I have no reason to think they won't do it again.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:33 AM
 
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Things are potentially starting to move in the right direction though. But how they have gotten away with their blatant betrayal so far is beyond me. Maybe it's in the TOS that materials are essentially shared with the world and you shouldn't expect anything from the privacy settings.

Facebook 'close to settlement' with FTC over privacy failings | Technology | guardian.co.uk
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You're listed in the yellow pages?
Doh! Come on... you know what I meant.

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FB makes it easy for ID theft, for they can harvest personal information very easily. Crooks are a lazy lot (or they would get a job) and FB is perfect for them, and people are stupid about what they post on fb, and even if they try and secure it, fb may well make it public on a whim. They have done that many times in the past, and I have no reason to think they won't do it again.
I guess we will have to agree to disagree.
There are much quicker and easier ways to steal your identity then trolling Facebook.
I choose not to be paranoid.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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BBC News - Facebook 'virus' shows hardcore porn and violent images

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