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After about the 50th email/snail mail from random parties who somehow managed to obtain, store, and lose my personal information, I decided maybe a little paranoia isn't such a bad thing. I deleted my facebook account completely, which doesn't mean they don't have my information anymore, just that it isn't updated as often (every time I log in or someone writes to me). Facebook isn't the only repeat offender on the list of data miners with lax security, just the most obvious. I also went through every website I use which has login info, and I deleted everything except the bare basic info...usually leaving only a name and email. Aside from that, I jumped through google's hoops to "opt out" of their tracking. When google tells me it's super important that I add a phone # to my account, I refresh the page and it doesn't ask again for a few weeks/months. These steps do not guarantee that my personal info is safe, but it doesn't hurt matters either. This data mining BS is getting out of hand. I don't just run around giving out personal info to random strangers, so why do it online?
To me I just wonder how many people actually go around filling in fake info? I just find it funny that data mining is a huge growing industry and it seems like no one talks about it. Then when you do they look at you like someone who wears a tinfoil hat. The cold hard truth is that people don't care. If you give them enough entertainment and distractions then you could essentially enslave a population and they wouldn't care.
     
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lolfacebook
caution video has strong language,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD2NVk8wG9g
You brought joy to my life. I love you.
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I second that feeling.

OT : I sometimes find it too demanding to fake information on some websites, mostly those that try to make guesses at what should be valid info, a few failed attempt and to hell, I just want to gain access.
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Wow is this a new low for Facebook, IMO google would crush them with ease
    
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Does that mean that whenever you run into an issue, you start going to various forums, creating loads of threads containing questions that have been answered a bajillion times before? Or do you instantly call customer support, complaining about the sucky quality of whatever product without even trying to troubleshoot/look for a solution on your own?
I say better stick with google

I might be misinterpreting what you meant, though, so feel free to clarify your statement and correct me.
Not sure if serious.

I have been using Startpage for some time now.

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Wait...error needs to asks questions?
It happens from time to time.
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lolfacebook
caution video has strong language,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD2NVk8wG9g
I shared it on facebook.
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Read it like the most obnoxious valley girl.

"So OMG! Like Facebook came and said Google was a giant ho, but like Google was like "whatever" to Facebooks face and Facebook was like "pshhh ho!". So Facebook went and posted on this one guys blog about how Google runs around with all these skanks and hos herself out, like I know seriously, can you believe that? So anyway Facebook was posting on all these blogs but they made this fake Facebook account so Google wouldn't think it's them but then they friended like all these people who are already on Facebook's Facebook, and Google found this out cause Tiffany down at the pool hall has both of them friended and they were posting on her Facebook about what Facebook was doing cause they though it was hilarious. If you ask me I don't even know why Tiffany is involved, the only reason anyone likes her is because she serves beers to underage people and does you know what with them in the bathroom. but I digress, so Google found out and is like all "Ho you want to throw down?!?" Not really but you can totally tell it's heading that way. And now everyone is like OMG *** FB, all over Facebooks FB. So anyway I gotta go hit the apple store I hear there's a sale on some shoe scanner app. TTYL tonight at my house we'll do our nails. Serious though Facebook OMG!"

That about sums it up.
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