This is the result of a poll I saw online which asked: Will Facebook’s reported privacy breach affect your usage?
Yes, I plan to quit the site
I won’t join Facebook now
I never planned to join anyway
None of the above
Total Votes: 5,428
Actually, a friend was at the house Monday and her nineteen-year-old daughter asked if I used MySpace. “I’m not a fan of MySpace or Facebook,” I answered.
It’s not personal; I just don’t have the time.
Facebook engineer, Mike Vernal, insists developers didn’t intend to pass information; it was caused by the technical details of how browsers work.
“There is no evidence that any personal information was misused or even collected as a result of this issue,” declared Facebook.
Maybe it’s me, but I have a different outlook than most with “storing and sharing” personal stuff on a machine.
My attitude is that I’m dealing with a machine and it can’t be trusted.
I also know that all kinds of companies have been selling our private data for years. Like the magazines I subscribe to sell my name and address to advertisers, publishers, etc.
Next thing, I’m getting mail from these companies wanting me to buy their products or use their services.
I would never have the expectation that any site is capable of complete privacy.
So, my choice is not to reveal anything that is truly personal or that I don’t want known.
“Better safe than sorry,” I say.
May Your Glass Always Be Half Full
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