Facebook: Not Surprising But Still Disturbing

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There was an iPhone upgrade the other day (I think for iTunes) which
required agreement to a 52-page T&Cs. Afraid I didn’t read it.

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On 21 September 2013 23:09, Todd email@hidden wrote:

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Not surprising indeed.

That the NSA, GCHQ, and any other nation that has the where with all, and that definitely includes China (see now why the US are wary of installing Chinese telecom gear) and Russia should be able to access our email and online data. Hell, much easier than a wire tap or steaming open an envelope, not that anyone puts pen to paper these days. Maybe this is a call for the latter. I really couldn’t understand the outcry given the obvious. Yet people still love ‘Agreeing’ to terms and conditions when it comes to social media, or that they believe emails cannot be dipped into, even though most unlikely.

As a photographer I’m more than aware that posting something on facebook (removed myself from them a while back), twitter, flicker, pinterest, instagram (yuck), the BBC and/or any news-feed, or any other social media (so called) is like signing your life away, ok potential copyright at least. Its not that they would but that they could that rankles.

These organisations are duplicitous b,stards, 2facedbook. The sooner they’re brought to order the better.

Cricky ! nothing like a Sunday morning rant to clear the air:)

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I think the outcry was simply the reluctant acceptance (or disbelief) of the confirmation of what the general public (and world) has always suspected but couldn’t prove until Snowden went public about PRISM. True, our diminishing personal privacy may have been obvious for very a long time but I think as a society some part of the collective consciousness still believed or hoped it wasn’t as pervasive and invasive as it appears to be, so we clung to the idea that maybe it’s not “that bad”. But now that the world knows it may be even worse than society expected the reality of it has hit hard, and our naiveté and ignorance took a beating, hence the outcry.

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That the NSA, GCHQ, and any other nation that has the where with all … I really couldn’t understand the outcry given the obvious.


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But now that the world knows it may be even worse than society expected the reality of it has hit hard, and our naiveté and ignorance took a beating, hence the outcry.

Agree with all you said there Todd. I was amazed though at the amount of venom directed at the US, other nations being let off lightly, especially China and Russia. I’m sure even Brazil has a ‘secret’ surveillance department somewhere.

The situation might be pulled back somewhat but its a tool they won’t throw away.

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The world loves to hate, criticize and blame the U.S. for most problems, whether we deserve it or not … though of course we aren’t without our share of guilt. But we’re the whipping boy, it’s in the job description.

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I was amazed though at the amount of venom directed at the US, other nations being let off lightly, especially China and Russia. I’m sure even Brazil has a ‘secret’ surveillance department somewhere.


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The world isn’t using Chinese or Russian software from companies which
claim to value their customer’s privacy but which are simultaneously
feeding their data to the NSA. (Not that the activities of the UK’s
GCHQ are any better.)

Roger

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The world loves to hate, criticize and blame the U.S. for most problems, whether we deserve it or not … though of course we aren’t without our share of guilt. But we’re the whipping boy, it’s in the job description.

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I was amazed though at the amount of venom directed at the US, other nations being let off lightly, especially China and Russia. I’m sure even Brazil has a ‘secret’ surveillance department somewhere.


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US based social media was just a gift waiting to be unwrapped.

But still people are happy and unquestioning of their data being used by whoever.

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