Quit Facebook Day Hopes to Raise Awareness of Privacy Concerns

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Ali

Complain complain complain and complain...... Just go to your Privacy settings, unckech all,,, no need to make a big deal out of it! Dah....

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violian

Why can't users actually just delete their account? People are bound to re-activate their account after deactivating it. I hear this all the time on campus. It's actually easier to log on to facebook after deactivating it because all you have to do is click on a link that they sent to your email inbox. That's what I don't understand - why there isn't an option to Delete your account. And the other day, I deleted everything in my Facebook inbox - and yeah, it disapeared. A week later, everything was back in my inbox? 

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aaronj2906

https://ssl.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account

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PawBear

 400 million people can't be wrong?  Facebook is seriously flawed but sucsessful enough to ignore it's users.  I like the link to Diaspora and hope it works out.

*** "Either we conform the Truth to our desires or we conform our desires to the Truth." ***

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timlider

You need to remember, nothing is perfect, nothing!!!

I know the security on Facebook has holes.  This is why most, if not all, my friends are aware to keep private things private and those they want made public go public with the friends network.

That is what Facebook is a friends network most of my friends on facebook are from High School, or my gaming friends. We communicate thru facebook and noting is private that goes through it. If its prive we will call each other or send a text or email directly to each other (not using facebook).

Come on it is a free service and you expect perfection? What planet you live on?

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popstop785

A lot of people on Facebook are to damn dumb to ever realize there is a privacy section at all. They post every detail about their life and then accept any and all friend requests and play every farm and mafia game possible. They literally click EVERYTHING. 

 

I'll shut that stupid thing down in a heartbeat. 

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maseone

There was a hidden gem in this article that you may have missed while laughing at the rather childish idea of deactivating your facebook account:

diaspora /dī-ˈas-p(ə-)rə, dē-/

origin: Greek, διασπορά – “a scattering [of seeds]”
1. the privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all distributed open source social network

This is an idea that I'm sure at least a handful of readers have thought about.  Well, a handful of people have decided to make it a reality.  It's not complete yet, but from what I can gather the project is being implemented with a very methodical approach.  THIS is what will really stick it to facebook and every other proprietary software company that has no interest in your privacy or well being - forget about deactivating your account.

More info here:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/196017994/diaspora-the-personally-controlled-do-it-all-distr 

 

m1 

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Mighty BOB!

Thank you for the Diaspora link!  I'll be sure to viral-it up immediately.

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GenericBob

Why is Facebook stealing Al Roker's face in the cartoon? Doesn't Facebook know we need him reporting on the weather?

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Spacegy4

I already deactivated my facebook account.

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Havok

 Only to get it deactivated and pushed into a drawer on the 31st.

 

 

YES! This post made it through the Spam Filter!

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ms356

honestly this is stupid people need to realize that you shouldn't put something online that you don't want people to find out about instead of stopping their use of a service that is actually useful.

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Carlidan

 I think you will have a better outcome is you asked people to not login for a day rather than telling them to deactivate their accounts. It will still have the same results. Facebook gets money for ads they put on when your your viewing your pages and playing their games not how much people are registered to facebook. Deactivate seems too extreme to me. 

“Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.”

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Danthrax66

Fuck deactivating it actually delete it http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account

 

Live, Learn, and Shut the Fuck Up. 

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Mighty BOB!

I posted about 6 links on my profile regarding Facebook's terrible privacy/security and only one of my friends commented on them.  I don't think most of them realize that it's a problem.

 

I might deactivate mine for 24 hours (since with Facebook, "deactivate != delete") but not longer since it's a primary means of communication for me.

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