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Facebook is the focus of a new complaint in Canada over its privacy policies and practices. The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) filed the complaint this morning, asking the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to review what the CIPPIC believes are various violations of Canadian privacy law. There are 22 violations in all, says CIPPIC, making Facebook "a minefield of privacy invasion."
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whatever, I feel safe enough with a "locked" account, where only friends can view it.
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Wonderful. So if you don't like that, don't sign up for the service. This isn't as though, say, Microsoft makes you register to use Windows and then publishes all your information on a public web site. People sign up on Facebook with the intent that their information will be available, and as such should be proactive enough to take the time to secure their information if they wish to. Some things in the article could be a legitimate issue, but many others seem to go against the purpose of the web site that users would know when they sign up.
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Facebook is much better than Myspace when it comes to both privacy and security.
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Facebook does indeed have good privacy controls for its users, but if you read their privacy policy with scrutiny, you may find something rather alarming.
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this is dumb...if you dont want your info to be found dont put it on the internet
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Very stupid indeed.

If you join a network like this, than you know if you post "Your information" that other people will see (or friends etc in settings). These people are just trying to get money so they can buy there 100,000 cars
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this is dumb...if you dont want your info to be found dont put it on the internet
Too much common sense for the average user.
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whatever, I feel safe enough with a "locked" account, where only friends can view it.
I think the concerns here don't have to do with other people seeing your profile but rather FaceBook selling the rights to view your information to marketing companies.

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Wonderful. So if you don't like that, don't sign up for the service. This isn't as though, say, Microsoft makes you register to use Windows and then publishes all your information on a public web site. People sign up on Facebook with the intent that their information will be available, and as such should be proactive enough to take the time to secure their information if they wish to. Some things in the article could be a legitimate issue, but many others seem to go against the purpose of the web site that users would know when they sign up.
Right on.
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Too much common sense for the average user.
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