Mark Zuckerberg says new features on Facebook will allow the sharing of everything automatically and give people access to your entire life history. Speaking at the keynote of the F8 developers conference in San Francisco Zuckerberg said that applications will become more social – a polite way of saying they’re posting …
> Everything you do can be shared all the time
I do hope that doesn't mean he's getting into the webcam business and putting on in the bathroom
You have to subscribe to the application!
If you browse the web whilst logged in to facebook then you get told you could "be the first of your friends to like this" on blogs, news sites etc. Your information has been captured without your permission.
IIRC, Microsoft Office integration was opt-out, so you can't be sure what facebook does with your privacy.
@ "You have to subscribe to the application!"
...for now, and until FB decide that it's MUCH more convenient to subscribe you to it automatically.
God, I wish my wife wouldn't ignore me when I tell her how evil FB is!!
Dear God in heaven are you kidding?
Or has hell come to breakfast! Closing my FB acct. in 3... 2... 1...
Just don't subscribe to the application!
no no and thrice no
What are these people smoking? nothing good that's fer sure.
Another reason (as if I needed one) never to sign up for any of these now unsocial networking sites.
ID theif's paradise, too.
Soon ID-theft will be completely automated, I am sure.
It would seem to me that 90% of what I do is not really that interesting to everyone. And those who may find it interesting I either already live with, and can have actual conversations with, or are precisely the kind of weirdo I wouldn't want to tell.
I don't think I want to be a member that club.
...for me that I've avoided the Faceplague, that is. Why, what did you think I meant?
Facebook is "valued" at $900 Bazillion or something, and they need desperately to justify that, so this is an opportunity to gather more of your data to sell. Just ask yourself who the customer is here? (and what is the product).
yep, that's how I prefer to be fucked
I've always found it more pleasurable with some friction.... Not too much obviously.
luckily for me
I've always found it more pleasurable with Zuckerberg watching through a hole in my wardrobe door.
Hole in the wardrobe door?
You've gotta be kidding. Zuckerberg's in the room, holding the webcam and ably assisting where he can!!
"if the algorithms... find patterns of behavior,,, your news feed gets an update."
*computer* "Let's see... Recently purchased a Corvette... stays late every Tuesday and Thursday.. buys wine on Tuesday... had mini fridge installed in office..."
*news feed* "I'm currently having a torrid affair with my secretary, Matilda, who buys bras at Target and is TanToDeath Salon's best customer."
But does she
service the brakes on your vette?
She doesn't service the brakes, but she does keep the stick shift well lubed.
So,the conference is called F8. What does it mean, anyway?
I'm not luent in "1337" speak, but I read it as either "Fate" or "Fake"... none of these names are very reassuring, in my opinion
It means "Boot into safe mode and remove this shite"
... that would spell "F-otto", thus "fotto", which is 1st person singular present of the verb "fottere".
Look that up... ;-)
tired of this nonsense
After two years in the Fecesbook cesspool I closed my account last weekend. It's just so much noise and drivel and unnecessary drama. And not a moment too soon now that we're hearing that Lord Zuckerbeast intends to make Fecesbook even *more* intrusive than it was before.
No surprise that News Corp signed up, lobbying telecom network to do the same with voice mail?
(obviously not with their internal email....)
“We wanted to make timeline a place you’re proud to call your home.”
That's a terrible analogy, unless your house has glass walls, no doors and a crowd of your friends (90% of whom you've never actually met in real life) always hanging around watching your every move.
I'll take a pass on this "feature" thanks.
We are all just revenue generating units
Time to think about closing my Facef##k account methinks.
You can't close it, you don't have that power. You can only stop using it. Everything you put on there will be kept on their servers. If you come back in five years and log in, it'll be like you never left at all.
Applications designed by the braindead for the braindead.
At least with all these self-absorbed arseholes building their pretend lives on The Facebook they're not out in the real world bothering people with actual social skills.
See $subject - who wants this ? srsly ?
Why is it that his face has punch me senseless written all over it?
My guess is that is starts with his having made an ever-loving shit ton of money by making something detestable, not really making money with it, and selling it for real money in exchange for pretend value.
I mean, I don't know about you, but that always pisses -me- off.
"give people access to your entire life history"
Will appeal to all those who missed selection for reality TV shows, I guess.
Absolutely bloody terrifying
Maybe I'm missing the point, but most of what I do is of no interest to anybody else and the information that is of interest to others is probably only of interest to people I don't want to know it. Also, most of what other people do is of less than no interest to me.
Unfortunately, too many companies now assume all their customers have facebook and put valuable information there which is not easily accessible elsewhere. I've got around this by creating a completely anti-social profile - every privacy setting maxxed out and every piece of information ont he profile itself is a lie.
Open a private browser session.
Log in to farcebook to see who needs a cow for their farm.
Close private browser session.
Don't let facebook anywhere near your regular browsing experience and don't tell it anything.
You can also use tools like adblock plus to block any/all facebook related assets from loading in third party websites, which should stop fb's ability to treack a lot of this crap.
one step too far.. as usual
Facebook was once good for keeping in touch with old friends etc... However, recently, its been pushing more emphasis to advertising what people do with the aid of external advertisers.
For example, i never used top stories becuase it was rubbish but thats the only choice now, recent stories are an afterthought, bolted on to the bottom and only a small selection. I'd rather choose what i want to see, not facebook.
Maybe time to see Google+
Re: one step too far.. as usual
It's sad in many ways, as I used Facebook in exactly the way that you described: keeping in contact with friends, ex-work colleagues, acquaintances and old friends (university) whom I like to know what's going on in their lives over the years.
The new direction is all about selling one's content rather than sharing, The former 'Recent Events' feed worked perfectly for keeping in contact with people, sharing lives with each other (and having full control over what we share). Facebook has become far, far too intrusive, too busy and is a poor user-experience.
Google+ is user-friendly, intuitive and even ascetic compared to Facebook.
When I log on to Facebook, I'm bombarded with content - none of which I can contextualise due to lacking chronology - and tickers and feeds. In log on to Google+, and I feel calm, relaxed, serene.
I'm still deciding on how best to migrate my picture albums out of Facebook and into either Flickr or Google+. Then deactivate and delete my account, bitch!
Bit scary that.
Also, i looked up the facebook app on android marketplace, the other day, it scared me a bit:
This application has access to the following:
act as an account authenticator
Allows an application to use the account authenticator capabilities of the AccountManager, including creating accounts and getting and setting their passwords.
manage the accounts list
Allows an application to perform operations like adding, and removing accounts and deleting their password.
Services that cost you money
send SMS messages
Allows application to send SMS messages. Malicious applications may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
fine (GPS) location
Access fine location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the device, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.
edit SMS or MMS
Allows application to write to SMS messages stored on your device or SIM card. Malicious applications may delete your messages.
Allows application to receive and process SMS messages. Malicious applications may monitor your messages or delete them without showing them to you.
read SMS or MMS
Allows application to read SMS messages stored on your device or SIM card. Malicious applications may read your confidential messages.
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
Your personal information
read contact data
Allows an application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your device. Malicious applications can use this to send your data to other people.
write contact data
Allows an application to modify the contact (address) data stored on your device. Malicious applications can use this to erase or modify your contact data.
read phone state and identity
Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and the like.
modify/delete USB storage contents modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the USB storage. Allows an application to write to the SD card.
write sync settings
Allows an application to modify the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for Contacts.
prevent device from sleeping
Allows an application to prevent the device from going to sleep.
Fuck that noise.
I started reading your comment, got bored with how much it has access to and pictured the scene from iRobot where the robots go into auto-update mode and take over the world!
... And Gets Worse
It would also seem that this would erode the last places we would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Why do so many people think that it is such a wonderful idea to share with the online world things that are much better kept to themselves? Socially, this is removing barriers that define the idea of privacy. Legally, Facebook may some day constitute de facto consent for government entities to search where today it would be illegal for them to do so. After all, if you want to have a private life separate from your public life, why would you go through the effort of making everything public?
This resembles the nightmares of people who fear the Internet is taking over their lives. When and how does anyone remove their information? Once your identity is on the Internet, it's not yours anymore.
It's so kind of Zuckerberg to give Google+ a helping hand by driving away his customers just as it's getting started. That's gotta be the goal here, right? Because otherwise the deafening screams of "WE HATE THE NEW FACEBOOK" yesterday would have been a sign to stop and reconsider the changes, not a sign to go ahead with the rest of the plan.
Zuck & co know perfectly well that they can ignore the deafening screams of "WE HATE THE NEW FACEBOOK" because there are deafening screams of "WE HATE THE NEW FACEBOOK" every time the layout changes, and after a little while the users just forget everything's changed and carry on with it as usual - at least, until the next time things are moved around and there's a new round of deafening screams of "WE HATE THE NEW FACEBOOK".
The screams are about nothing more than resistance to change.
This, though, is different - and the chances are most of the plebs won't understand the implications and will just accept it as usual.
God that felt good!
Just closed my account (fakebook) for good.... What a bunch of numpties
Easy way out
There is an easy way to deal with this Facebook nonsense. DON'T use your real name when signing up. Use an avatar from the start, and NEVER post a picture of you smoking your bong. That's the way I handled it. Take your security back from suckitberg.
Goodbye FB and thanks for all the fish
B**tards won't even let you delete your account permanently yourself. You have to submit a "request" for account deletion to their helpless desk. Your account is only "deactivated" but they retain all your data for 14 days so you can change your mind.
I diactivated my account
do I have to ask them to delete it?
Or do i just have to wait 14 days?
Delete vs deactivate on FB
You have to explicitly ask for deletion using a well-hidden form you can only find through the FAQ. Otherwise, they keep all your stuff forever even though you cannot use it.
I deleted all personal data, photos etc.. before submitting my delete request so they have little beyond my posts and comments to delete.
Zuck you Fuckerburg.
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