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Facebook users lash out at social
network after it ends their right to
vote on site´s privacy policy

Daily Mail [UK, by Hugo Gye

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/27/2012 6:52:50 AM

Facebook has sparked hysteria among its users by proposing to remove their right to vote on changes to the rules which govern the site. The end to the site´s experiment in democracy marks an attempt to gain more control over its own future as it tries to build a robust business model for the future. But many users have reacted with fury, and attempted to protect themselves against changes to Facebook´s privacy policy by posting a lengthy--but useless--legal disclaimer on their own profile pages. Users hoping to stop the firm exploiting their data to make money will be disappointed to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/27/2012 7:00:40 AM     (No. 9035457)

I love it when liberal dictates slap other liberals.Privacy "rights´ are being chipped away at every day with the government looking for more ways to data mine people.There´s humongous clearing houses of data mining on just about everybody in this country from scouring public records,buying habits etc.One of their biggest jackpots is just knowing your party registration.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: garyhope, 11/27/2012 7:17:08 AM     (No. 9035478)

Guess what, I don´t need Facebook, the world doesn´t need Facebook. It´s not essential to life on the planet.

Somebody, anybody else can start a new, more free social network.

I especially don´t like that little grinning, sloppily dressed dork, Mark Zuckerberg.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: The Architect, 11/27/2012 7:45:13 AM     (No. 9035514)

Don´t use it, never have. I sincerely doubt that the rest of the world is interested in my daily life or anyone elses for that matter. I am continually amazed at the personal information and pictures that some people (mostly kids) post on this site. Someone should tell them that once its on line, its there forever. I know people who didn´t get jobs because their prospective employer perused their Facebook Page and didn´t like what they saw. I also don´t like the over usage of the work "like" on Facebook and in the language of our children. "Do you like know what I´m like talking about?"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley, 11/27/2012 7:52:24 AM     (No. 9035525)

Vote with your feet. If enough people do it, it works.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 11/27/2012 8:06:25 AM     (No. 9035544)

Never did get sucked into the FB web. They always seemed to be too nosy for my liking. And right, who is really interested in every detail of your life? Most days I am not interested in my own life it is so bland.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 11/27/2012 8:26:04 AM     (No. 9035589)

Just leave the site altogether.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/27/2012 8:30:25 AM     (No. 9035593)

Wait til the UN sweeps in and takes over the whole (internet) shebang.

Vote? Democracy? Surely you jest.

(Don´t do Facebook - never will.)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Axeman, 11/27/2012 9:18:19 AM     (No. 9035690)

Already disabled my account and stopped the emails. They still try to sneak emails to me. I never trusted FB from the beginning so I limited what I put there. I see that was wise.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bob913, 11/27/2012 9:45:48 AM     (No. 9035748)

Geez... Facebook sells everything about you including your photos to anyone. The guy who runs the company committed massive stock fraud this past year.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: thelmalou, 11/27/2012 9:52:17 AM     (No. 9035763)

I had an account briefly at the urging of a relative. I hated it. And that was about three years ago. Anyhoo, after about six months, I deleted my account and haven´t been back. Everything about the site just screams DANGER DANGER to me.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: jt26, 11/27/2012 10:56:04 AM     (No. 9035895)

Faceboook revolutionized the concept of a "Social Network" but its business model is built on quick sand. It will be ancient history in 5 years.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mre, 11/27/2012 11:10:29 AM     (No. 9035932)

Simple solution: Don´t like FB´s rules? Don´t use FB. End of discussion. There is life after and without FB.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lalo, 11/27/2012 11:14:54 AM     (No. 9035938)

FB is great for people like me with certain causes, and also great for me socially - I have a lot of far-flung friends. It´s shocking how little privacy that is left - as soon as I even think about a product almost, it appears as a FB ad. I take my chances though and have for years. Besides, the lack of privacy applies to everyone who does a lot of other things online as well, even if not on FB; it´s just not in your face as much.

I also love it for my photos. All my pictures are there - and for my purposes, forget about Flickr, Picasa, etc., etc. More complications, and I don´t need them.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 11/27/2012 11:54:06 AM     (No. 9036019)

Who remembers My Space? How about Friendster? Uh huh. I´m on fb because its an easy way to stay in touch with some people who aren´t really close friends. But I think that something better will come along, accomplish the same thing, probably better, and be much more user friendly.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/27/2012 12:50:02 PM     (No. 9036140)

Just who do you peons think you are, facebook owners? There IS NO vote, you are moochers using it for free, if they want to change the rules you can always ...leave!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 11/27/2012 1:39:01 PM     (No. 9036231)

I have a FB page so we(actually Mrs. Holliday) can see the current grandkid/family pictures that the other relatives post. It has my age and name but no picture and I have never posted anything.

The email I used when signing up is one of my ´trashcatcher´ emails. I noticed that the spam increased markedly after I got signed up. I really don´t trust FB on anything.

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