Facebook Epic Fail!

Cheer Peppers it’s Nano Poblano Day 29.  One more day. I have just spent the last half an hour trying to figure out how to keep Facebook from sharing my location. WTF!? I have always had my privacy settings set not to do that. This is not the first time that a Facebook update has resulted in my privacy being violated. They change things so often that you have to read through old info trying to figure out how to fix whatever they have screwed up.  They change the menus so that if you knew how to set something now you have to figure out how to do it again.  I suppose those that don’t pay attention and are not diligent in protecting themselves are none the wiser.  Sometimes you don’t even notice for a while. I mean come on… if your settings are set not to share such information then regardless of their updates and changes that information should not be shared. I was posting my happy day flower photo and thinking about today’s blog post when I realized my last couple of posts included my location. I thought that’s odd because I know I never choose to share that info and I posted the photo from my home computer.  I do not even have the Facebook app on my phone because I feel it’s too invasive. The whole point of social media is deciding what you want to share and with whom, so why does Facebook continually betray its users.  I like Facebook and sharing with my friends but I don’t like having to continually check if Facebook has left the back door open on my privacy.  I may need to rethink if I want to continue to use a media site that seems to exist for the sole purpose of exploiting its users. Shame on Facebook.

Here are a few articles about what facebook is doing with it’s users information. Here, here, and here, and here.

5 thoughts on “Facebook Epic Fail!

  1. Deborah the Closet Monster

    This is a big part of why I left. The biggest issue for me was how my posts would be set to public periodically though I kept that sucker locked down to friends only and private. They wanted more data available to more people, and such (frequent) changes enabled that.

    “Free” isn’t actually free when payment’s required not in data but dollars. They wanted way more than I wanted to give, and kept expanding that “more” in ways that left me so discomfited about what they’d strategically alter next … that I left.

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