The sloppiness at Facebook continues to be out of control, as they continue to show an apparent disregard and negligence toward their 350 million members' privacy, content, safety, and security.
Yesterday we tweeted about these major issues and tried to warn nearly 50,000 followers about them here, here, here, here and here, but apparently Facebook staff was not listening (this time). The founder of the JIDF even wrote an email to senior Facebook staff and its former Chief Privacy Officer late last night, writing (among other things):
The recent changing of your members' privacy preferences w/out their knowledge or permission is reprehensible...it put ******** at great risk (not that your members' privacy, safety, security, or content seem to matter to you at all.)One anonymous Facebook employee responded:
We announced the privacy changed back in July (to much fanfare), so they weren't a surprise. Also, the changes are entirely opt-in, so I'm not sure why you say this was done without permission or how it put ********* at risk.Then we had to explain the problems (which apparently Facebook is just figuring out now) since even their CEO is impacted by the current lack of privacy controls.
Facebook controversially forced profile pictures into public and pushed users to share candids with the whole world. So now we're blessed with pics of the social network's young CEO shirtless, romantic, clutching a teddy bear, and looking plastered....
....As a result of it, Mark Zuckerberg has gone from sharing very little of his personal Facebook content with the public to sharing a whole lot, True/Slant's Kashmir Hill has noticed. Where the public could see just one photo of the Facebook co-founder in October, strangers now have access to a cache of 290 shots, including snaps uploaded by Zuckerberg and those uploaded by people who have tagged him in their pics.....
For those wondering, I set most of my content to be open so people could see it. I set some of my content to be more private, but I didn't see a need to limit visibility of pics with my friends, family or my teddy bear :)How do we know this is a lie? Because the aforementioned "access to a cache of 290" link which worked about an hour ago does not work now, and does not go to those 290 photos anymore, it just goes to Zuck's page.
So, Mark - why lie? Why doesn't Facebook just be "open" about its serious mistakes, causing serious privacy, safety, and security concerns for all your 350 million members?
Is it because you're a fan of the show "Lie to Me" and take its title for advice? Or is it because you're a fan of the great liar, Barack Hussein Obama? (Which is of no surprise, since we believe many JIDF activists have been singled out and censored by Facebook staff because of our anti-Obama views....)
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