Comments on: Facebook photo tagging: Cool or creepy? Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:27:18 +0000 hourly 1 By: cautious123 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:57:37 +0000 No wonder the public doesn’t complain about the phone and email tapping powers the government has under the “Patriot” act — we are so conditioned to living in the fishbowl called Facebook. FB and FBI are becoming hard to distinguish.

By: underneath Thu, 16 Jun 2011 02:17:47 +0000 This article is so dead on! Just imagine if Hitler had access to Facebook!! We volunteer ourselves for what? Well just fun, and keeping connected. But none of us has any clue how far this tech can go. Do we? Just imagine if a country was to attack another and knew all there was know about the natives, before hand. They dont even have to ask, we just give it up freely. Hitler is very jealous that he did not have this luxury, scary huh? Just sayin.

Or what if FB sells info on the dl, without the public ever knowing. Your shopping, and the camera thats got you in its sites has identified you, and reported back to a database, that is collecting info on you. And it all started with fun and games call tagging!!

By: system_owner Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:32:49 +0000 If you are on Facebook – you deserve everything that you get. Facebook is a designed specifically to tear down privacy walls – its social networking. Wall Street is estimating that Facebook is worth billions of dollars – for what? Is anyone paying them for the service – no. Then what could they have that makes them so valuable? The answer is obvious, millions of users that freely give away their information. Facebook knows what every government does – information is power. You have millions of people that are too stupid to realize the value of their information and willing to freely provide it to those that will take advantage of them.

I can see a future where Facebook will be the single best tool for criminals. Consider the possibilities. Pedophiles will be able to find your children’s schools, routines, and even photos. Buglers will be able to find your home when you are on vacation. That crazy nut on the freeway can take a picture of your license plate and find out where you live or work. Employers that disagree with your political views or lifestyle choices will simply not call you back for a second interview.

And how did they get all this wonderful information about you – why you freely provided it to them. Wake up people.

Isn’t technology grand?

By: DisgustedReader Wed, 15 Jun 2011 21:04:18 +0000 Remember the famous line from the Eagle’s song, “You can check in, but you can never check out?”

Welcome to Hotel Facebook.

Quit, you say? Facebook owns everything up to the point you terminated! Your only hope, if the genie is out of the bottle, is to remain with Facebook until that genie is back where she belongs. In the interim, make your security privacy settings as tight as a flea’s behind.

By: marusik Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:56:25 +0000 Well, I guess it was not so hard to predict that Facebook would become the 21st century “Big Brother”…
Now I understand why this company has been outrageously valued in the billions. Pretty scary…

By: bobw111 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:03:09 +0000 “If your face is among the hundreds of millions of images on Facebook — by your own doing or not — …”

So, if someone loads a picture up with me in it and tags my picture once, facebook suggests my name when it recognizes my picture (or one that looks like me) whether I am on facebook or not?

That’s certainly sounds like how the technology works.

That would allow any facebook member to post a picture of anyone, slap a fake name on it like “Osama Bin Laden”, and cause someone no end of grief.

On the other hand, it will definitely make it easier for Iran, North Korea, and other police states to identify and hunt down “enemies of the state,”

Excellent work Facebook!

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Anonymous”

By: iSpy Wed, 15 Jun 2011 17:46:37 +0000 What happens to people without Facebook accounts who become tagged?

By: dvstllrd Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:15:40 +0000 Wrong, ‘TrueIronPatriot.’ The scenario is not as you’ve said ‘only possible if you’ve gone out of your way’ to make it visible to people outside your circle; that’s the whole point of the article and this discussion is that websites make the default a loss of privacy that you don’t know you’re getting into, when the default should be higher privacy with the option to lower it, as you incorrectly think is already the case.

The whole appearance of getting set up on Facebook, the way it’s presented to the user, since you CHOOSE who your friends are, who to let in, is that you’re having a conversation with your own people, that there is a level of privacy and exclusiveness based on your real life relationships that does not exist on most of the internet. That is extremely contrary to the situation where a stranger on the street can log on and figure out who you were just because they just saw your face.

By: TrueIronPatriot Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:27:24 +0000 Facebook is not the place for privacy. You have already opted out of that protection by joining the site. Why anyone would post something to the internet and then complain that people could see it is beyond my understanding. If you’re concerned about privacy, don’t post those things to Facebook in the first place. The “friend of a friend” scenario laid out in the article above is only possible if you’ve gone out of your way to make your account visible to everyone. Just keep your settings to “friends only” and you’ll be fine.

By: IronCityFan Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:22:41 +0000 “critics suggest that it shouldn’t be on users to back out, but their choice to opt in.” I’ve been trying to push this agenda for years. Not just with FB, but with other sites as well to include banks & credit card companies. We consumers need some sort of protection. When we are deliberately put in a compromising situation by some corporate entity, what are we to do? Suffer our losses while they profit from them? If we as consumers are being forced to be more responsible, then give us that responsibility by allowing us to opt in or out to our benifit.