Old 19-05-2011, 12:23   #1 (permalink)
d*d
Keeping Tom Happy
 
d*d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bristol
Posts: 11,374
If I die

facebook app that lets you record a message to be shown on facebook in the event of your death, morbid enough but the campaign to promote it involved a bit of creepy cyber stalking - highlights why I'm reluctant to use apps like foursquare

If I Die: Facebook App Posts A Final Goodbye | Digital Buzz Blog
  Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2011, 12:39   #2 (permalink)
LittleMick
忍者シ&
 
LittleMick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Busy Brighton
Posts: 7,194
I hate apps like Foursquare and co. Never use them but my mates like to check in to places on twitter and Facebook and tag me in posts. Drives me mad because I don't like people knowing where I am all the time.
__________________
plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 12:21   #3 (permalink)
FluidD
Lot o'Hats
 
FluidD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 27
FB is creepy these days, it's recommending me friends that are not related to anybody else on my list. I have no frikkin idea how they know that I know these people.
I cherish my privacy and I don't like the idea that in one shot anybody can know what kinds of things I like, who I know, and where I go. It's crazy.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 12:35   #4 (permalink)
moz
☆!@?$¿ζ☆
 
moz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 1960's.
Posts: 5,991
Shouldn't be on Facebook then.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 12:39   #5 (permalink)
Anxious
'
 
Anxious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 7,222
That's a fair point, moz. Surely people have to expect that facebook will have your information if you give them it?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 13:09   #6 (permalink)
Dusty
You Ecks
 
Dusty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,292
The trick is to not give it anything meaningful. No date of birth, location, age.. blah blah blah. Facebook only has my name, my friends and my website URL. I'm even considering taking off the latter again.
__________________
Super Hans: People like Coldplay and voting for the Nazis. You can't trust people, Jeremy.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 13:22   #7 (permalink)
Starbright
Banned
 
Starbright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Coventry, UK
Posts: 8,771
Why does it matter if someone know about you?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 13:29   #8 (permalink)
moz
☆!@?$¿ζ☆
 
moz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 1960's.
Posts: 5,991
He owes a lot of money to not nice people.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 13:44   #9 (permalink)
Shiro
社長
 
Shiro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 14,640
Quote:
Originally Posted by FluidD
FB is creepy these days, it's recommending me friends that are not related to anybody else on my list. I have no frikkin idea how they know that I know these people.
I cherish my privacy and I don't like the idea that in one shot anybody can know what kinds of things I like, who I know, and where I go. It's crazy.

I'm the same way - I don't want Facebook knowing anything about me, and I have zero personal information stored on it.

BUT, I noticed something fishy yesterday. I was using the facebook app on my iphone, and I went into 'people', and clicked the plus button in the top right corner, to add someone I knew. I wanted to search for them. Well facebook all of a sudden gives me the option to add a bunch of people who were in my address book as friends. This means, that without my permission, Facebook was allowed to scan my address book and check the phone numbers and addresses within and see if they have facebook accounts.

What really bugs me is that now when I go to the facebook site, they keep asking me if I want to add these people as friends. Not cool.

I'm not impressed that Apple allows access to the users contact list without giving permission. Unless I gave it at some time without realizing, but I really don't think I did, as I'm super paranoid about that and DEFINITELY wouldn't give the facebook app permission.
__________________
This space for rent.

Jaypan | Ramenities
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 14:18   #10 (permalink)
oli
Chicharito™
 
oli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Manchester, England.™
Posts: 14,059
Im pretty sure I had to give FB permission to access my phone contacts.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 15:10   #11 (permalink)
dh
aka Mr Hound
 
dh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brackendale
Posts: 4,551
In my suggested friends list recently was an old karate instructor of mine.

No connections directly, no idea how they know I know him?

Reading my emails?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 16:07   #12 (permalink)
Shiro
社長
 
Shiro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 14,640
Quote:
Originally Posted by oli
Im pretty sure I had to give FB permission to access my phone contacts.

If you knew my level of FB paranoia, you would understand why I'm pretty much positive I didn't give permission. I've never even installed a FB app, because I'm not willing to give my non-existent personal information to anyone.
__________________
This space for rent.

Jaypan | Ramenities
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 16:55   #13 (permalink)
KingCraig
~
 
KingCraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 6,913
Quote:
Originally Posted by dh
In my suggested friends list recently was an old karate instructor of mine.

No connections directly, no idea how they know I know him?

Reading my emails?

This.

If you've done that "find your friends thing" so it can go through your contacts and sees which of them is on Facebook, you will have entered your email address and email password.

A letting agent I had 3 years ago came up my suggested friends. The only contact I'd had with her was via SMS and email, and the emails were still in my inbox.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 16:57   #14 (permalink)
Shiro
社長
 
Shiro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 14,640
I've never done that myself. I wasn't willing to give facebook my email info.
__________________
This space for rent.

Jaypan | Ramenities
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Contact Us - Web Design Forums - Archive
vBulletin © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8