OT: Feeling on the zuckerbeast?

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Just wondering what the prevailing opinion is on FB with regard to security, social engineering, etc? Debating whether or not to keep using it.
 

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My bottom line feeling... it SUCKS and we're being guided every move we make. But I still have it I just don't utilize it nearly as much as I used to. It's sort of a NECESSARY EVIL these days from a business stand point.
 
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My bottom line feeling... it SUCKS and we're being guided every move we make. But I still have it I just don't utilize it nearly as much as I used to. It's sort of a NECESSARY EVIL these days from a business stand point.
That’s one of my big problems. As soon as I feel like I’m not the one in charge of my own decisions, I withdraw. Some people may interpret that as a problem with authority. I interpret it as a mechanism for protecting my freedom.

Most of the time, people don’t request clarification.
 
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Never used it or any of its predecessors (MySpace, etc.).

But as BA07 mentioned, I'm not in a situation where my job or similar was aided by it either.
 
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I used to use FB in a private family group. I am part of a large extended family and we occupy a little bit of every continent. It was handy for things like birthdays etc.. I set up another family group while I was in hospital. This prevented the “Chinese Whispers” which normally happen when messages get passed along the twigs and branches of the family tree. Things were serious enough without reports that I was being used in secret experiments involving squirrel tails to alleviate the family baldy bits.

I have deleted (hopefully) most of the personal details, photos and movies that I could and only drop in very occasionally to check or update with the elder relatives.

The slackness of Password security killed FB for me. Anything of importance can be passed to me by phone ... or a drop-by for a coffee and sticky bun. I try and educate the relatives to stop posting personal details that could be skimmed for fraudulent use, but it is an upward struggle with some non-tech-savvy family that think “password” is a good password!

This caper of using Facebook to automatically log in to web-sites, forums etc. for me is a no-no. Building ‘targeted’ advertising profiles is scary. Call me paranoid but I treasure my privacy. That’s enough folks! I’ve given you too much waffle already! 🤪
 

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