Friday, February 4, 2011
Facebook Conquers the World
Latest information I got about them is the following: If you are logged into Facebook and do not log out, and start surfing the web, every page that has the famous "Like" button incorporated will deliver a report of your visit to Facebook. You do not even have to click the button, it's enough if it get loaded, and immediately Facebook has another hint of what pages you visit. And this damn button is spreading like cancer around the web, apart from all the community websites, forums and comment sections that enable you to log in with your Facebook account. Since I got fed up with Facebook long ago and deleted my account (yes, you can actually delete it if you are patient enough), I now use a fake account for comfort. I plan to get famous later in life, and I don't want Mark Zuckerberg to be able to blackmail me then.
Another frightening experience for many occured when they downloaded a Facebook application for Blackberry phones and it immediately, without notifying the owner, contacted EVERYONE in the contact lists of that phone and sent an invitation to become friends on Facebook. I was not among the victims, thank God, I have a lot of contacts in my phone that I don't wnat to talk to, that I just keep in case you absolutely NEED to contact them once again. Again, Facebook behaved like cancer.
I'm sure a lot of people had similar experiences with this social network. Be aware and take precautions. I can't help the feeling that Zuckerberg in his secret volcano lair is planning something evil ...
Posted by Alexander Stark at 5:07 AM