If you didn’t read this, you should.
If I’m harder to find on Facebook, its because they now only have fictitious information about me.
The reason Facebook is not to be trusted (and why my time there is so limited) is that they ignore common sense. I got started on the world wide web in what might best be termed its ‘beta testing’ period. Back before things like Internet Explorer and Social Networking.
In the two decades since, we’ve learned a lot of hard lessons about online privacy the hard way.
Facebook instead takes its users down a very dangerous trail… and as far as I am concerned, are preying upon a younger generation who doesn’t know any better. Do we really need to get raped and pillaged before we learn its a bad idea to share too much with the internet?
Basically, Facebook wants to encourage you to excercise little restraint or sense when it comes to your information. Just put it out there for us to use however we decide we should use it, they say. People don’t care about privacy, they cry.
Well people do. The people who learned everything they know about privacy from Facebook… are frankly ripe for the picking when it comes to identify theft. Go ahead. Now you’ll be able to easily still their contact information, which will make it a lot easier for you to pose as them, drain their bank accounts, and laugh with glee.
(Being that my household has recently suffered such intrusion… without Facebook’s hand in it… just trust me on this.)
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