The harvest has begun.. Ron Bowes is from Canada, and he is a security consultant. Just this week, Mr. Bowes changed the world as we know it, perhaps ever damning the word “privacy” into the trash heap of history. And how did he do it? Using the very data that people knowingly and happily gave up themselves on Facebook..
Bowes collated 100 million Facebook users’ names, addresses, and unique ID numberson a single 2.8 gig file and posted it online..Facebook also enabled this grand release of private data.
I would quit Facebook in a New York second if only I could convince my family and friends who treat the site like a religion to quit, too.
Maybe I should bite the bullet and set the good example. The problem with that is simple: FB as lame as it is, is great for networking. Plus, it saves me money on business cards—I barely give them out. I just tell them the socnets I’m on and they find me if they want to.
I just wish Zuckerberg wasn’t such a douche with our stuff.
See, I get that I make my info public.
What I don’t like is how Facebook and other socnets make it so easy for other things to be done with my info.
I don’t know if it there needs to be a law against it or if Facebook and other socnets should be forced to give us the ability to not just block all info from being public but to also prohibit the info from being copyable by anyone. I put my content out there for people to view it where I want them to—I don’t like the idea of my content being in some massive list or on some other site that doesn’t share revenue with me. This may be a brave new world, but I’ve got bills to pay, just like everyone else. Let me control my shit—the least you can do is pay me for it when you use it.