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One of the group’s claims is that the privacy policy on Facebook is far too complicated. “It is basically a collection of American legalese, which is intentionally vague and gives the company adequate leeway to do basically anything they want with your data,” said group member Max Schrems.

I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a bit of a chuckle at the idea of this, but I share some of their privacy concerns. Anyone think they'd get far?
Edited by Vakten - 12/5/12 at 4:02am
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Never underestimate the power of the mob, although most people are too stupid/apathetic to understand/care about the issues with Facebook and privacy and will go along as normal.
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Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. - George Carlin
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Never underestimate the power of the mob, although most people are too stupid/apathetic to understand/care about the issues with Facebook and privacy and will go along as normal.

I'll never understand why people complain about the privacy policies of a completely optional (and free) service. Don't like Facebook's privacy policies? Don't use it.
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I'll never understand why people complain about the privacy policies of a completely optional (and free) service. Don't like Facebook's privacy policies? Don't use it.

If only it were that easy. Basically to refuse to use facebook at this point is to be socially ostracized. While you can say oh well I don't you're an exception to the rule. One person I talked to recently said, "I only joined facebook because I was not being invited to events or get togethers of friends because they were all only posted on facebook" I felt sorry for her that she was pressured to join just to continue to be included in a large social circle. Its the way of our society now.
 
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This made my day, don't like facebooks policies? Leave. It is not that hard, Twitter, Myspace, Google+ and all sorts of social networks still exist.
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I'd like to hear the stories of people who have been 'harmed' by Facebook's privacy policies. Could be amusing.
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I'll never understand why people complain about the privacy policies of a completely optional (and free) service. Don't like Facebook's privacy policies? Don't use it.

When any website that has a like button on it collects browsing data to send to facebook, even if you don't have an account, it isn't much of an optional service.
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Here is an idea. I just want to run it by your guys to see if it makes any sense. I personally think I am a profit for coming up with this idea, so you might want to sit down......If you are worried about your online privacy....THEN DON'T HAVE A FACEBOOK YOU FOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, facebook is not necessary for you to live. Complaining about free social media is like cutting off your arm for the heck of it, and then complaining that it hurts. What did you expect?

Now if this law group was to say something to the effect of "facebook doesn't comply with privacy regulations, and after many failed attempts to comply with the regulations, we are suing for failure to comply with online security law" or some BS like that, THEN I would be singing a different tune. But what this sort of sounds like is a high profile lawyer got his facebook hacked and someone drew a mustache on the lawyers profile picture.
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When any website that has a like button on it collects browsing data to send to facebook, even if you don't have an account, it isn't much of an optional service.

................Then don't hit like? The "like" button 9 times out of 10 is a facebook app/tool (whatever you want to call it). It is a cheap way for that company, webpage, or whoever to collect user feedback. You don't have to have a facebook, and about the only thing facebook sees is your IP address which is attached to your "like".

I don't understand what you think facebook is, but it certainly is not a leaky KGB that is watching your every move on the internet. We have the US government to do that for us. thumb.gif
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