Social networking sites have paved the way for easier communication to friends, family, or colleagues but while social networking sites have become places for establishing connections and meeting friends, they have also become likely places for identity theft and fraud. As we have to provide certain information such as e-mail address, name, and location, others may use these information, especially when they are into illegal activities.People should make use of the pros and cons of social networking sites to take precautions in the kind of people we should trust and share some information to.
I would be very interested in the legality of this.
For example , if you worked at a big company and your company decides to use 'private' Facebook / twitter accounts to handle internal communication, but later you find that the service provider (under the terms of their signup, which gives them access to the material) had been using your business communication to further their own business.
Where exactly would that leave everybody legally?, personally i'm of the mind that this could get very messy in cases where a product caused a problem but was covered 'up' would facebook/twitter have any legal liability for NOT disclosing the illegal action.
Say for example in the Maddof case, if there was a re-run of this situation some time in the future.
And some people will sell their souls (i.e. surrender all their privacy) for so little. Almost all online offers ask for a lot of personal information and access to your Facebook account for the sake of a tiny sample of something.
This invasion of privacy is so bad, that you are actually being tracked across the net even if you are signed in using one of many pseudonyms, plus your login location and IP address is also being tracked and a list of entry and exit points.
This social media reminds me of the 'Devil' trawling for souls, you can have your wish(account), if you give up your immortal soul (allow you to be followed and tracked/sold), it is not as 'harmless' as people think.
There may be other issues related to business use, in that many of these accounts give access to the content (check the small print), so in theory if you are discussing the internal workings of a business/product ideas/ buyouts, then all that information becomes available to the company providing the social media account, couple that with ip & geo tracking and you can see exactly which company it relates to just by the DNS records.
It is an incredibly dangerous tool, especially if the political winds change suddenly and allow the government access to the data & databases
so true hardcore. now privacy is a big issue on internet especially if you use any of social media networking sites. I was amazed and shocked when a friend of mine told me that he can get all my information including photos. I guess these social networking sites share lot of our personal information with other business units without our permission.
I was having this exact converastin with a friend yesterday. He pointed out that people engulf their lives with sociual media. We came to the conslusion that soon, there will be networks where people can create their own live reality show.
exactly ! people keep updating their status according to their mood swings and they have started to use the social media to publish their day to day activities more like an open Diary. everyone gets so addictive in following each ones personal work life. 50% of the people in the world spend at least half an hour tweeting every day. it has its own pro's and con's.
There is a rather more sinister method to all this madness....
I recently decided to expand the reach of a website , one of the methods I looked at was adding a RSS (ReallySimpleSyndication) feed, which would basically allow users to 'subscribe' to an article feed so that they could browse key headings without actually visiting the site, in tun to ensure larger coverage i subscribed to "google Feedburner" as a way of reducing the actual direct bandwidth usage to my site.
Google reads your RSS feed and then everyone reads google, however during the process of subscribing, the service asked if I wanted to 'link' to my twitter account.
This in-turn gives me the ability to 'burn' information directly from website to a twitter feed ,which can then be 'consumed' by other twitter systems re-digested and then fed back as a 'twitter' feed , so not only are we now 'mixed' in with computer systems regurgitating endless crap from blogs and websites, but the ability of google to track us has also been increased (since 'i' own my website any burn feed will be associated with that site, my twitter account becomes traceable, since the site registration is tied back to the DNS registrar.)
So now google can track me via cookies from a google search on a subject linked back to a twitter account(google), can also see when i'm on a website (google analitics), and track any posts i may make via twitter, and has a full set of photographs of my house, plus can see when i'm at home from my geo-location with all the data they are tracking, plus see who any friends are and track business correspondence and all without my permission.
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