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Facebook is much better than Myspace when it comes to both privacy and security.
Facebook is also better than Myspace in terms of looks, layout, usability, stability, speed, ...*10 years later*... and spam.
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Failbook and failspace...when will people learn.
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Failbook and failspace...when will people learn.
Probably around the same time that people stop replacing syllables in words with "fail" and thinking they're clever.
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Probably around the same time that people stop replacing syllables in words with "fail" and thinking they're clever.
LOL your such a dink
   
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post #15 of 22
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Probably around the same time that people stop replacing syllables in words with "fail" and thinking they're clever.
Seriously man, you got me bad. Feel all tough now?
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Seriously man, you got me bad. Feel all tough now?
I feel fail...
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post #17 of 22
It doesn't matter what you have your privacy settings set to. Employers can still see everything in a profile. All they have to do is pull a few strings, maybe pass a few bucks, and bingo!

Been done several times before, and will continue to happen
post #18 of 22
This just in!

Internet "a minefield of privacy invasion"


Newsworthy?
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This just in!

Internet "a minefield of privacy invasion"


Newsworthy?
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post #20 of 22
The main concern appears to be Facebook's practices of tracking user activity with their partner sites.

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Of course, no privacy complaint about Facebook would be complete without a mention of Beacon and Facebook's advertising practices. Beacon is a system that allows partner sites—like Yelp, Blockbuster, Fandango, and 40-some others—to communicate users' off-Facebook activities to Facebook. When it was launched late last year, Beacon caused a public outcry almost immediately, because it published people's online purchases directly to their news feeds with little-to-no way to get out of it. Facebook eventually reevaluated Beacon and changed a number of privacy settings so that off-Facebook activities wouldn't be published publicly by default. The site still transfers user data from non-Facebook sites (with absolutely no way for users to opt out of that behavior), which has resulted in at least one lawsuit so far. CIPPIC's issues with Beacon are the same as all the others—Facebook fails to give users an easy way to opt out of all Beacon activities, and fails to notify users that their personal information is being used for advertising purposes.
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