Facebook and Privacy

Facebook with the Privacy Checker Open

One thing most people don’t know is that Facebook is constantly becoming more public. Your privacy is at risk, and I have found a great tool to make sure your privacy settings are correct.

ReclaimPrivacy.org has an excellent tool that will show you what is public about your profile, and makes it very simple and easy to secure your privacy settings.

Many people feel that Facebook has violated their trust, and are pledging to delete their accounts on May 31st.

All you need to do is add a bookmark to your favorites, go to your privacy settings, and open the bookmark. It will scan your settings and tell you what you need to correct. Change the options it tells you to then rescan, and you will be somewhat safe for the time being.

Although we use Facebook on our site, we are unable to access your personal information. Any ‘Like’ button you see goes from Facebook’s server to your screen. All of us at ‘I Love Weed’ are as privacy-aware as anyone who would be blogging about illegal topics.

“According to SAI sources, the following exchange is between a 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg and a friend shortly after Mark launched The Facebook in his dorm room”:

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard

Zuck: Just ask.

Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS

[Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?

Zuck: People just submitted it.

Zuck: I don’t know why.

Zuck: They “trust me”

Zuck: Dumb fucks.

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