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How to reclaim your privacy by disabling Facebook’s “Open Graph”

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MIJ-VI, May 3, 2010.


  1. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
  2. XtreO

    XtreO

    Jan 2, 2008
    Norway
    Smooth. Thanks :)
     
  3. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I wonder if this has something to do with many recent incidents in which various websites are trying to tell me that I'm from France or California. It's been very annoying and I'd be willing to bet that it IS related to this.

    bc
     
  4. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
  5. XtreO

    XtreO

    Jan 2, 2008
    Norway
    Read the thread it links to.
     
  6. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Yup ^.
     
  7. derelicte

    derelicte

    Dec 25, 2007
    NJ/NYC
    thx good post!!!!!
     
  8. Linas

    Linas

    Jan 6, 2005
    Chicago
    done and done. thanks
     
  9. ehque

    ehque

    Jan 8, 2006
    Singapore
    Funny, it was disabled by default on my facebook account.

    But thanks, i just tightened up all the privacy settings a notch.
     
  10. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
  11. baalroo

    baalroo

    Mar 24, 2008
    Wichita, KS
    Im curious about what exactly you guys put up on facebook that makes it such a privacy concern. I've always followed the Internet golden rule, which is; Never post anything you wouldn't be comfortable seeing reported in the newspaper. Thus, I'm not really worried about my facebook privacy. I just don't know why people wouldn't want their facebook info shared with the sites they visit to help those sites cater to their interests.
     
  12. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    These steps certainly help to lock things down, but I know that there are other holes...like one of the photo hosting sites that TB'ers use...When I click over to look at a bass, I often get my FB avatar, etc. It drives me nuts.
     
  13. baalroo

    baalroo

    Mar 24, 2008
    Wichita, KS
    why does that drive you nuts?
     
  14. So why do you folks bother with FB? I have considered joining but have not done it so far. I really am curious.

    S
     
  15. baalroo

    baalroo

    Mar 24, 2008
    Wichita, KS
    I (and the people I know) use FB to share and discuss "cool" and interesting things we find on the internet.
     
  16. Demon_Hunter

    Demon_Hunter

    Jun 8, 2008
    Wish there was a way to stop people from tagging my own photos!!!
     
  17. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Its a super easy convenient way to converse with your friends from across the world, either in groups or singularly.
     
  18. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars

    If they're sharing my profile info there, then they're giving it up elsewhere too.
     
  19. baalroo

    baalroo

    Mar 24, 2008
    Wichita, KS
    But what's the problem with that?
     
  20. You do understand that there are not just marketers but also criminals out there who are aggregating personal information about people from as many sources as possible?

    Peace,
    S
     

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