Do you really care for privacy on Facebook ?


I quite often see people posting instructions to make certain changes which would hide  information from going public or accessed by others.  I never really cared for those settings and neither oblige, this does not mean I am disrespecting people who actually care for privacy.

However, to put the context in the right manner; the day you decided to join Facebook you actually compromised on your privacy. You can hide data from individual, group of people to an extend but not from an institution.  Facebook keeps your data forever, we need not explain what actually they do with the data.  If you are really interested , here is an article to give an insight – http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html

 

Majority of us don’t know that Facebook keeps your deleted pics forever and anyone can access it using the direct link. Did it make you worry, well you should be because facbook still doesn’t has a solution. http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/06/tech/social-media/deleted-facebook-photos-online/index.html

It can be argued that an unwanted individual can misuse our personal information, pictures to defame or just use in a mischievous way which an institution wont. The best remedy to protect your privacy is to control what you share, we have many other offline forums to talk and share about personal lives.

Anyway, how can we forget,  this is world of hypocrisy, we want people to know what I am doing and where I was having fun but with privacy, yes I cam claim to an active member of this  hypocrisy culture.

 

Posted on October 5, 2012, in Social Media and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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