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Watch What You Put On Your Facebook


I’d watch out what you put on your Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or any social networking site. Everything up there is fair game to be used by anyone.

Photos entered as possible evidence in Casey Anthony trial

These images are from Casey Anthony’s Photobucket account. The photos are being considered as evidence for Casey Anthony’s upcoming trial involving the murder of her daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony.

Government Security Clearances are being revoked because of posts on Twitter and Facebook.

Employers are looking at Social Networking sites to research job candidates.

I don’t use Facebook, so this doesn’t really pertain to me, although I do use Twitter, but I offer it as a “Heads Up.”

Just think about this, in the Age of the Internet, the definition of privacy is in question. Better be safe than sorry.

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  1. April 2, 2010 at 12:44

    Google is advancing a technology by which it will do for searching faces and pictures with its power in searching web texts.

    We have a technology that makes everything we do permanent and searchable. It is beyond our understanding of consequences. By the time we understand the consequences, we will not be able to undo the permanence.

    I too council great caution in using Facebook, Twitter and even blogs – hence the nom de guerre šŸ™‚

    • April 2, 2010 at 13:48

      Yeah, it is permanent. I was watching some Fail on failblog.com and I kept thinking about how those people, will NEVER be free from their failure. It will haunt them forever. All I can say is thank the gods that I did a lot of my stupid stuff before camera phones became all the rage (dating myself here)

  2. yttik
    April 2, 2010 at 20:31

    There are some people who have started a business erasing you from the internet. I thought it was a pretty clever idea. They go through and permanently scrub any trace of you, for a fee.

  3. April 2, 2010 at 21:51

    Yttik

    However, they cannot erase the info out of the major search engines cache.

    Google, for example, adds 5 pentabytes of disk storage a month to their server farm – and once you are in there, you’ll never disappear.

    I have web sites of mine from 10 years ago…. shocking….

    • April 4, 2010 at 06:26

      At least Google has a lot of incentives in place to not make everything they know (which is legion) about your public.

      The only thing that would wipe all that info would be multiple EM blasts all over the world. Of course, if that were to happen, there would be no one left to search it anyway.

  4. yttik
    April 3, 2010 at 08:51

    The worse people for releasing your info is the government. I’m not going to run for political office so any off color comment I’ve made probably won’t come back to haunt me, but things like my social security number and address I don’t really want floating around out there. I’ve lost count of all the times personal financial info was accidentally released onto the internet by the gov. They are terrible about protecting your privacy.

    • April 4, 2010 at 06:21

      They are terrible because they have absolutely no incentive to protect anything. I think the only thing stopping everything that you give to the Government from being published on the Internet is the shear stupidity and inefficiency of Government. I mean imagine if the FBI, NSA, CIA, etc…all actually talked and used the same database. The amount of hackers that would constantly try to gain access, and probably succeed would be legion. As it is now, because Government agencies are constantly bickering and trying to gain power (kinda like market competition) the whole system is highly fractured and decentralized, which gives us our only protection.
      With Private companies, they have to fear their customers. If their customers leave, they are out of business. Government doesn’t fear the people. Big big difference.

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