"By using Facebook, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States". "This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies."
I don't like to write information about myself that anybody can have access to in my profile. I don't want people to put pictures of me on FB and tag them, but I can't act on it if they do. Facebook is a trap. It is out of control partly because of the people.
Facebook does not have to be a mirror of your life. It is your choice.
"old-fashioned real-world concepts such as art, beauty, love, pleasure and truth" do not have their place on Facebook. FB is artproof, loveproof and truthproof, if you understand what I mean...
The investment branch of the CIA, In-Q-Tel, has just started pouring money into a Visible Technologies, a software firm the specializes in filtering the Internet. Visible provides customers with a feed of whats being said about.…anything, on-line, right now. Customers put in a few keywords and the web interface for Visible gives graphs, trends, and even data on who’s saying what. We’re all ranked! Based on how “influential” the software thinks we are.
Is this news? Or fear-mongering? Is it not a foregone conclusion, given the open platform of the Internet, that interested parties will be rifling through the inane detritus of our on line ramblings searching for the next trend, fad, or flop? Or, more ominously, our political ramblings and favourite tooth paste. Businesses have been doing this for a long time. Why are we helping them now?
So who here on the web doesn’t already know the maxim, “Don’t put anything online that you wouldn’t want your Grandmother to read.”? Well, know we can say, “Don’t put anything on-line that you wouldn’t want the CIA to read.” With that in mind, is anything different? Not a thing.
The passivity of the system ires me somewhat. What’s the fun of reading all our posts if you aren’t going to contribute something, a comment, a “Like”. The CIA will not just be a lurker. They’ll be a leech. And nobody likes a leech.
We say that we are not in favour of our lives becoming more and more controlled, our every action filmed and our every breath monitored. So why are people just GIVING away every detail of their lives to both the world and the CIA? Why are we giving marketing groups access to our thoughts and aspirations so that they can create the perfect demographic advertising to target specific groups with near perfect precision?
The above is very interesting clip on the popular website Facebook. Includes who has money in it, its origins (including US government offices) and their privacy policies and terms of agreement which state they can use and profit from any of the information you post on the site. Check it out!
When one is young, one might carelessly toss photographs and stories that might eventually cost a job or some other detrimental happening. That material is always there and potential employers often check applicants in FaceBook to learn what they are like when not "in best behaviour I need a job" mode.