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    Comments

    1. Anonymous says:

      I too have been very concerned about Facebook. I keep hearing stories of people's privacy being violated without their "apparent" knowledge. For example, a girl posts a new cell phone number for "friends" only to find a NPR doing an investigative report is easily able to get her phone number. They call her and tell her about their story. They ask if she is concerned. She says no. Another story involved a health professional whose patients identities were compromised.

      I did open account to get coupons, but no friends. This has worked fine for me. In a world where my own adult children tell everybody everything despite my repeated warnings about employers and others having access to this information, it seems some don't care about their privacy. I think I'm most concerned about picture tagging, where someone can take you picture unbeknowest to you, tag it, and have someone see that picture even if you aren't on Facebook.

    2. Chief Family Officer says:

      @anon – You hit the nail on the head re. my Facebook concerns: my lack of trust in their privacy safeguards, given their past performance. I too don't understand why people don't care about sharing so much personal info.

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