What do you think about Facebook's freedom to change your email/privacy settings without consent?
I am beginning to HATE Facebook, due to their lack of respect for users. We are just pawns for advertising. We have no control over our own information. I hardly post anything personal, yet people post everything, literally. I have a hard enough time tracking my kids whereabouts online as a parent. What are you doing to safeguard yourselves?
Great question! I agree with everything you've said about Facebook. What was once intended as a means of keeping in touch with friends and family has now become a way to follow every move of their members and to use personal information to their advantage. Facebook users are being manipulated and they're doing it willingly without much thought to the consequences. The only way to stop this is to delete Facebook accounts and not participate again in the future. But so many people are addicted to Facebook that I don't see that happening. I think if we, as writers, continue to publish articles and share information maybe we can help educate the public. Information is power - something that Facebook is greedily capitalizing on.
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Hi Alpha. I've written about this on my Hubpages and provided instructions how to repair your email settings. http://debbybruck.hubpages.com/hub/Face … k-With-You
Good call Debby! I've done this myself and neglected to mention this in my answer. We just need to keep one step ahead of Facebook at all times :-)
They do not inform us of any actions. One day we wake up and find out about changes. OR, worse, they do not tell us what has been done in 'hidden' sections of the network, so we never find out unless a friend tells us.
Stupid and arrogant. Why can't they at least let people know about it and let them opt out? They are obviously trying to force people to use a new Facebook email to communicate with others as part of business expansion plans. Yahoo set up an email for me too without my consent, so other Internet companies yse the same strong arm tactics to try to get more business from users.
I actually found out about this forced email change at Facebook before it became major news because I was looking at my account settings last week and saw this strange Facebook email there instead of my usual one. I changed it right back. I would never know that someone had emailed me if they used the Facebook email address.
I don't trust fb! And I think anyone with kids will agree! Yes give your audience a choice is democratic but they are a business looking to add money to their pockets
They do not like the "opt out" concept, but prefer the automatic robotic across the board administrative decisions to opt everyone in. Thus, each individual must take an action to protect their privacy. How many of the 350 millions of users will act?
it is wrong-it is also kind of scary, because if they have the freedom to do tha, what else will they change? or use?
why do they have the right to censor us... they control all the information about us...I think there needs to be a facebook revolt. Yes, it is a choice to join, but they have changed their mission and that is to market us to death. Is that legal?
Call me crazy, but switching my displayed email address to a @facebook.com one doesn't seem like a big deal to me. I *prefer* that people landing on my FB about page contact me via Facebook, not my personal email address. And it's not difficult at all to add or replace it with my personal email address if I wanted to (I don't).
I've grown to dislike Facebook also. I seldom post anything personal on there. I mainly just use it for sharing links etc. I think it's totally wrong that they can change our settings without our consent. There is just no privacy on there.
Within the last 3 weeks, I was ill, and that usually allows a person less alertness, to make it shorter, I was locked out of my fb, google, amd local acct, because I was too sick to remember pw'..I finally am on again, and changed my primary email to a new carrier, with fb, and well I am keeping google because its good for traffic results for my hubpages acct. Facebook would lock me out everytime i tried to changed the password over and over it happened., I could not make a new security question or change my phone to another one....This caused more stress than I was already undergoing and had my husband quite worried and to say the least, If I didn't have Facebook for my groups on Hubpages that I engage in comments and post, well I would be trying to figure out how to delete it. Facebook has too many weird rules, that most people who sign up, know not one thing about.
Me personally, I don't post personal information on FB, but I do post a lot of things about government inefficiency, so I assuming they are watching me anyway.
I am pretty sure the government passed a law that says they can get information on anyone from websites you visit. Not too sure of the details on it.
Technology is great, but they use it to extract as much information from us as possible.
I don't have much advice on what to do but, just be careful.
I honestly think that Zuckerberg is psychotic. I really suspect that he won't ever be happy until every single human being knows everything about everyone. I have my Facebook set as private as it can go. I never log in with it anywhere. I never use any apps. They don't have any phone or address information for me, my email address I have locked to be only visible to me, and I don't ever confirm relationships with people. It is too bad because it can be a really useful tool. Max privacy should be the default and people can choose as they go along to open it up, but they do it the opposite. Max non-privacy is default and it's a constant battle to increase or maintain privacy. As it becomes more commercial I imagine it will only get worse.
Yes, 3 years ago i got creeped out by what they were doing. So I stopped logging in as often. I also stopped putting any pictures on there. Zuckerberg, is a a huge voyeur who wants a bit of everyone in his life in a weird way.
Like you, I don't use the apps either. All those who play Farmville, or birthdays, or gifts, etc. They will simply gather more data about you.
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