Facebook ‘s latest announcement has left many confused and worried about their privacy – if you’re one of them here’s what you should do.
The social media site said this week it is going to start pushing ads to every single person who uses third-party sites signed up to its advertising scheme.
The challenge we face from the Facebook revolution is formidable. Each one of us needs to take more individual responsibility and carefully evaluate the sources and accuracy of the news we consume. We must be aware of the limitations of Facebook, as well as other media, and seek out additional sources for news and information in order to make sure that we get a well-rounded view of what is happening in the world. We must always keep in mind that the world is vast and complicated.
An interesting and on-point commentary about the ego-syntonic environment of Facebook.
Days like this remind me how lucky I am to live in the tropics
Jack. Literally laying by the pool.
Drunk Zippo flint replacement.
A coworker got me a PURPLE Go Gopher!
The mascot for one of the programming languages we use (Go) is a gopher.
Hotels come with strange amenities now.
One of our Gardenias in our garden ?
Warning: Extremely geeky post follows:
Today, most people have their digital life stored on online servers from various companies. Think Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Instagram and many others. You uploaded your pictures, your music, your daily ramblings, happy and sad thoughts. You use these services to share with others, to send and receive emails, store address books, play music and video, have your files available on any device you want. All great features, no doubt! When your phone breaks, just having to log in to the new one to find all your pictures, contacts and other settings is an amazing and reassuring capability brought by these services, often (perhaps incorrectly) called ‘the cloud’.
But you might wonder: “Where is this data? Who has access to it?“
Everything you look at, click, like and so on is recorded by Facebook and tied to your user profile. As a result, the site learns more and more about you in order to serve you ads that you’re most likely to click. Your profile also plays a big role as well, and there’s a great deal of personal information Facebook asks for in order to learn more about you. This info often does little or nothing to enhance your user experience though, so you might be better off omitting it.