@CRIVAS (1820)
February 19, 2009 1:12pm CST
Okay I ave heard some nasty things about facebook over the past few months but this one takes the cake. I am sure that most of you already know that facebook is monitored and that anyone can go in a get information on you, like say for example a prospective employeer. Well now I have found out that facebook has been supposidly selling our information out to the highest bidders? I have to ask: Does anyone know if this is true? Are they really allowed to sell our information? Don't facebook users have rights to protect their information? Will you keep using facebook?
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• India
19 Feb 09
Yes, lots of things have been said about facebook in the past and it will continue to be said... Let me clarify some things about Facebook. First of all, a couple of weeks back (dunno the exact date), Facebook changed it's privacy policy a bit, it introduced a new thing which allowed facebook to get all the rights to the content which you post on facebook. It even gave Facebook the rights to sell your content and also store it even if you close your account! BUT...with lots of protests going on with that new policy of facebook, Facebook has now reverted back to their old policy (which is a lot better for their users privacy). So, well, there's no need to worry about that...well, at least not now ;) And as for people being able to search and find you on Facebook and get information about you, you can safely turn off the 'Search' and 'Privacy' settings in the Settings page in your Facebook account. As for me, I'm not going to close my facebook account, even if they sell my content to others....what will they sell? my status message saying 'Im bored'? lol
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
19 Feb 09
what will they sell? my status message saying 'Im bored'? lol *falls over in a fit of giggles* doubt! not to mention the fact that there are numerous everyday things we do via snail mail, email, purchases online and off, social networks etc etc that have our "info" being sold to others....
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
21 Feb 09
I read that too and beginning to have a secon though about that site. Bad thing we splashed out our real names there including addresses. Who do thes people breach their confidntila vows?
• United States
19 Feb 09
i have never been to facebook but was thinking about it. i just changed my mind. thanks for the info.