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One More Reason I Don’t Facebook

This person..

Facebook’s marketing director Randi Zuckerberg, who also happens to be Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, wants to put an end to online anonymity. She believes that Internet users would act much more responsibly online if they were forced to use their real names at all times.

Interesting theory. (It might reduce “cyber bullying”.)
But the price? Read the article, here, Facebook: “Anonymity on the Internet has to go away”. (I humbly suggest you read the comments, too..)(Fortunately, I believe I saw that she is leaving/has left Facebook to launch her own “social media company” [ to read more on that, click here] .. But.. Mark Zuckerberg’s views on Internet privacy strike me as even more alarming.. See, Report: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Believe In Privacy.)

I kinda hope Germany follows through.. Germany: Facebook facial recognition feature violates privacy laws.

I know. I know. Facebook is just a tool.. and any tool can be used for good and bad…

.. but because I am concerned about my privacy, and how the Internet is being misused (think “data mining”/”information hoovering”, database hacking, spamming, its permanency, etc.), I stay far away from Zuckerberg’s Facebook. (I certainly don’t want privacy going away any more than it already has. Period.)

But, if you are a Facebook user, I strongly urge you to take control, and learn about – and set – the Privacy Controls. To help you, I recommend this How To: Facebook Privacy: 10 Settings Every User Needs to Know.


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Today’s quotable quote:To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.” ~ Confucius

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August 10, 2011 Posted by | advice, Internet, privacy, tech | , , , , , , , | 6 Comments