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FYI about Facebook

May not be news to every one but it sure was to me.

You should check your privacy setting on facebook. You may think you are just posting to your "friends" but that is not true. I just reviewed my account settings and was a bit disturbed to find that not only all my photos were shared but also everything I had posted and searched for was available to to be found by looking it up on a search engine (like Google). There are settings to fix all of this ( or so they say) but you have to change them, the default settings are to share everything. So much for thinking my stuff was private.

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Dump Facebook, use Reddit.

It's more informative, extensive and intelligent. It can be a bit tricky to understand everything at first, but it's worth it. Here are some good subReddits:

http://www.reddit.com/r/Libertarian/
http://www.reddit.com/r/ronpaul
http://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/
http://www.reddit.com/r/Anarcho_Capitalism
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut/

The list goes on and on.

It's not just politics, either. Anything and everything you can imagine. Check it out if you haven't already.

Oh, and ignore those dick's laughing at you earlier. Some people can only feel superior to others through an anonymous message board on the internet. For them, it makes up for their own insecurities in the real world ;-)

And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

better idea:

get off of facebook.

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Go to > Privacy Settings

Look at the bottom:

Do you want other search engines to link to your timeline? "OFF"

Done, paulitic on!

They that give up liberty for security deserve neither.

Just double checked mine..did it the start

of the new year (OFF) first wk of January. But thanks for reminding to the rest of us...

I wonder how long

it will take people to figure out what facebook is really all about?

When the owner of the company is a Bildergerg participant...well, we know that altruism isn't one of the topics discussed at the annual meetings.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

like. AOL?

America On-Line.... with an eye in logo...

Every computer has an I.P., every computer stores activity and keystrokes.

Everything you do is monitored in some way, shape, or form.

and... you quit life now because all things are damned? :) Fu**'em.

They that give up liberty for security deserve neither.

'Tis why...

...One concerned with privacy should use Tor.

https://www.torproject.org/

And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

Can't expect too much privacy

from an intel data-mining operation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tntv6LzpG0k

What would the Founders do?

Damn!

Thanks for the info. Im deleting my Facebook account now. To bad I posted so much stuff. It always seamed kinda fishy to me but I just want to trust people, I was a fool.

You and me both!

Better late(r) than never!

Good luck.

What would the Founders do?

Putting Facebook and privacy

Putting Facebook and privacy in the same sentence is just laughable.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

You were right. I can't stop laughing.

beephree

Glad my privacy is so funny to you

Here is a question ... why are people here so mean??

I apologize, I am sure our

I apologize, I am sure our intention wasn't to come off as mean. To keep things short, if you value your privacy, get off Facebook. It's that simple. Don't bother messing with "privacy settings", just get off and stop posting personal information about yourself. It's funny because it just seems like a no-brainer to me.

Exactly

I was simply laughing at John's comment about FB and privacy being used in the same sentence as laughable as since the advent of computers they have been used to mine data and gain information. Have you not noticed the similarity in ads offered to your interests and previous search patterns when you are web browsing? Duh! All search engines do is continue to refine and intuitively create and document your personal profile, tracking every single transaction and key stroke you make. Sorry, but it is just common sense, not rocket science. As John said, say adios to FB and similar sites if you don't want your personal life revealed.

beephree