The latest Facebook privacy scare!!!!

  • styrgan

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    Feb 18, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    The facebook issue in the news right now, and terra's thread got me thinking about this. People are amazingly free about information they post about themselves online.

    This has lost people potential job opportunties, gotten them arrested, kicked out of school, and so forth.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/02/18/facebook.privacy/index.html?iref=newssearch

    We are all apparently relatively tech saavy by nature of being here. But we release alot of information about our personal lives here on RJ (and presumably on other sites as well). How much is too much? Can we ever really know that we are balancing our desire to connect with one another with our sensibilities in the real world?
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    Feb 19, 2009 1:04 AM GMT
    the more we interconnect ourselves with the rest of the world, the more we'll become aware of dirty laundry, things we don't really want to know about someone, or things we didn't really want to share. but it's a trend that isn't going to stop.

    it's like picking your nose in the supermarket or while driving down the street. for a split second you think nobody is watching but someone probably wants some eye bleach now.

    it's the presumption and expectation of privacy when it doesn't actually exist, and isn't guaranteed. people aren't going to stop taking nude pics and sharing them, and they aren't going to stop posting regrettable things online. just sorta gotta live with it. icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 19, 2009 1:10 AM GMT
    jprichva saidTell me about it.

    I got fired from my job this past December when my fundamentalists bosses learned that I'm gay. They learned it.....online.

    I wouldn't discuss my personal life at work at all, since I enjoyed my job. They found out anyway.


    its sad people can still do that. but I may see a lawyer if I were you... there may be legal actions that could be taken.
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    Feb 19, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
    jprichva saidTell me about it.

    I got fired from my job this past December when my fundamentalists bosses learned that I'm gay. They learned it.....online.

    I wouldn't discuss my personal life at work at all, since I enjoyed my job. They found out anyway.


    I believe from what I've read that its only something like 26 states that have laws against businesses discriminating against sexual orientation. Outside the U.S. I'm unsure

    Its a sad truth that things like getting fired, getting kicked out of school or other discriminating actions can be held accounted for what most of us believe is not our fault.

    As far as FB, it should be common sense to people not to post information that could get them into trouble. I mean, anything your not supposed to do off the internet is probably something you shouldn't do on the internet
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    Feb 19, 2009 1:28 AM GMT
    At this point I'm forced to ask what has Terra not threaded about by now?
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    Feb 19, 2009 1:36 AM GMT
    It's a little bit of paranoia in my opinion, something the American media is good at creating. Facebook backed down; people can all calm down a bit.

    Should one avoid getting published in a school magazine / yearbook? Avoid photographs altogether that might get into public hands? Do people really care what my favourite book is?

    It's just a website. If you don't want the info out there, take down your shirtless pics and delete your profile! icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 19, 2009 2:02 AM GMT
    seanp7 saidIt's a little bit of paranoia in my opinion, something the American media is good at creating. Facebook backed down; people can all calm down a bit.

    Should one avoid getting published in a school magazine / yearbook? Avoid photographs altogether that might get into public hands? Do people really care what my favourite book is?

    It's just a website. If you don't want the info out there, take down your shirtless pics and delete your profile! icon_cool.gif


    There's a big difference with the new media though. It provides remarkably efficient ways to organize and locate information. Pictures that are in your yearbook are only available to the families of your graduating class. Pictures that I would post here or to facebook are available to the billion people who know how to use Google.

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    Feb 19, 2009 2:02 AM GMT
    I have to say: I'm as open here as I am out here in the realworld. I may not take on all the issues I take on, in the net. But.........I am as open, out here!

    I do my best to be an open book.
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    Feb 19, 2009 2:06 AM GMT
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    jprichva saidTell me about it.

    I got fired from my job this past December when my fundamentalists bosses learned that I'm gay. They learned it.....online.

    I wouldn't discuss my personal life at work at all, since I enjoyed my job. They found out anyway.


    As far as FB, it should be common sense to people not to post information that could get them into trouble. I mean, anything your not supposed to do off the internet is probably something you shouldn't do on the internet


    "Should be" is the operative word. People have just about no discretion or restraint.

    This is the very issue. What could get someone into trouble is totally arbitrary. It could be something like being gay or drinking underage or doing drugs. It could be your political beliefs. It's completely in the eye of the beholder.
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    Feb 19, 2009 2:17 AM GMT
    I agree with Seanp7, take off the stuff you do not want. Don't get to blown out of proportion about it. Oh, may Seanp7 never take down his shirtless pics and hopefully, he will add more icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 19, 2009 2:30 AM GMT
    jprichva saidTell me about it.

    I got fired from my job this past December when my fundamentalists bosses learned that I'm gay. They learned it.....online.

    I wouldn't discuss my personal life at work at all, since I enjoyed my job. They found out anyway.
    Sorry to hear that. A few other of our RJ members have had this problem .. one more reason why we need ENDA.
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    Feb 19, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
    http://amandafrench.net/2009/02/16/facebook-terms-of-service-compared/
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    Feb 19, 2009 3:08 AM GMT
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    luvjunkie saidAt this point I'm forced to ask what has Terra not threaded about by now?


    what happened to the day when you used to like me? and then i was gone for a few days and you called me an asshole and a bitch for not being around. and now you're an ass.


    We are not doing this here...
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    Feb 19, 2009 3:24 AM GMT
    Oh fess up..You love the attention terra!........icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 19, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    nobody should be flaming you for posting info about yourself. personally i just want you to be aware of how much someone can dig up about you. you're entirely welcome to do so if you want.

    anyway, if someone doesn't love you, they're in the minority ~_~

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    Feb 19, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    terra22 said
    styrgan said
    terra22 said
    luvjunkie saidAt this point I'm forced to ask what has Terra not threaded about by now?


    what happened to the day when you used to like me? and then i was gone for a few days and you called me an asshole and a bitch for not being around. and now you're an ass.


    We are not doing this here...


    Well you mentioned me in your OP about me posting all this information online about myself. That's going to give a lot of people the ability to be sarcastic and flame me in this thread.


    No. I mentioned your thread.

    If anyone wants to flame you, they should be doing it in private messaging and not on the forums. This back and forth is really not constructive,
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    Feb 19, 2009 4:09 AM GMT

    "All your face are belong to us."

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    Feb 19, 2009 4:13 AM GMT
    styrgan said

    We are not doing this here...


    LOL, I imagined you saying this, to say the least, it tickled me pink.
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    Feb 19, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    FirefighterBlu3 saidnobody should be flaming you for posting info about yourself. personally i just want you to be aware of how much someone can dig up about you. you're entirely welcome to do so if you want.

    anyway, if someone doesn't love you, they're in the minority ~_~

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    You are right, no one should flame Eric for posting personal information, actually most of us have done so at some point. He just does it frequently.
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    Feb 19, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    What about RJ and the Facebook controversy? http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/428802/ [Accidentally posted on the wrong section, and was too lazy to delete and repost.]
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    Feb 19, 2009 4:18 AM GMT
    charlitos, the more personal he gets, the more i think i'd like it ;)
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    Feb 19, 2009 4:24 AM GMT
    boarderx, i replied to the other thread
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    Feb 19, 2009 4:30 AM GMT
    We talk about these issues all the time in my field (we call it your "digital dirt" that you might need to sweep up!) Anything you post somewhere here is the same as if you took a bullhorn into a crowded venue. The added thing here is that once it's posted, it's somewhere electronically, and anyone can have a copy.

    You have to think everytime you post something who might see it. What I've noticed is that the upcoming generation has basically lived their lives on the net, and think that no one is paying attention, and unfortunately many are finding out that people they never thought we see something are seeing it.
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    Feb 19, 2009 4:34 AM GMT
    I remember someone tellin me something years and years ago when the "internet" was only being used by the military... "Don't put anything out there that you can not show to your mother..." I think these are good words to follow. Now for all those of us that are out to our folks, family, friends and the world, don't have to worrry about it. I guess you could say something like, "Don't put out anything out on the "net" that you wouldn't talk to EVERYONE in your life about and if you do be prepared to deal w/the repurrecusions." Is a bit more appropiate now a days. Ask Mr Phelps. Though the guy that sold him out should have to deal w/the reppurrecusions from Mr Phelps... sorry bout the spelling
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    Feb 19, 2009 5:13 AM GMT
    jprichva saidTell me about it.
    I got fired from my job this past December when my fundamentalists bosses learned that I'm gay. They learned it.....online.
    I wouldn't discuss my personal life at work at all, since I enjoyed my job. They found out anyway.


    ZOMG, you're gay!? icon_eek.gif