Facebook Security Breach

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  1. Rydian
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    Facebook had a security issue recently, and it looks like they've started sending out e-mails to users who they think have been affected. One such e-mail is above (click for the full size), but what's most worrying is not that friends can see your e-mail or number, it's that there's reports of users finding e-mail addresses and numbers associated with their Facebook account that they never added, and this info has been displayed as well.
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  2. Fear Zoa

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    That's just goddamn great. It was stupid of everyone to assume social media isn't just a big data mining operation.

    Its seems every day I find another reason to quit using social media, maybe one of these days I'll take the plunge. If only it wasn't so damn convenient, that and most people cant be arsed if it isn't Facebook related which is really the real problem. Facebook is so popular it's hard to communicate without it and many less educated people use it exclusively despite all the glaringly obvious problems.

    Its just a generally shitty situation stemmed from the service taking off in the first place.
     
  3. the_randomizer

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    I'm just glad I use fake personal information. Phone number? Fake. Address? Fake. Like they're ever going to find out it's false info anyway. As for those gathering personal information, they can screw off for all I care. I refuse to give up my account because there are friends who wouldn't be able to communicate to me otherwise from different countries.
     
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  4. Ammako

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    Doesn't sound like something that would make me stop using Facebook, tbh.
     
  5. Bladexdsl

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    so nothing to worry about since it's only facebook :creep:
     
  6. AbyssalMonkey

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    So how much you want to bet the NSA is behind this as well?

    To be honest, this kind of crap is the primary reason I don't do social networking in the first place. Nothing on the internet is secure, that's just the way the internet works. Unless you personally encrypt then upload it, it doesn't matter, there will always be a master key to decrypt that information, and even then, encryptions are only good up until a certain point.
     
  7. chavosaur

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    I see the Facebook Conspiracies are emerging already.
    Next everyone will assume this is the warning sign that Mark Zuckerberg is making deals with Korea to destroy us.
     
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  8. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    I thought that was Dennis Rodman.
     
  9. chavosaur

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    You have no idea how deep this goes =w=
     
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  10. Ron

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    Shit, this is pretty scary. If only I could have some way to get all my friends to move from Facebook to something like Everyme. It's those damn FB games..
     
  11. VashTS

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    Facebook is the dumbest thing I've ever seen. I will never be a part of it. Twitter and Google plus are the only "social" media outlets I'll use however it's mainly to see funny/interesting stuff from others not to post my stupid life on there no one wants to know that trash and I don't want to share. There should be a grumpy cat meme below :)
     
  12. WiiUBricker

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    Facebook? What's that?
     
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  13. SickPuppy

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    somehow I don't think anybody that posts on that site even cares about the security or their privacy.
     
  14. chartube12

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    Didn't you know?, Linkedin, facebook, microsoft and most ISPs are all apart of prism.

    Basically the US government has been taken over by the CIA and they are expanding to other countries by way of the internet. - semi-sarcasm

    and fyi it has become 100% legal for local police departments to use any form of video and pictures with facial recognition to track people w/o a warrant or just cause. This isn't paranoid statement of any kind. It is the result of the last US school shooting, it was the finale straw to make this happen. And frankly I can't blame law markers for this decision. Doesn't mean it won't go w/o being abused from time to time.
     
  15. the_randomizer

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    So what would stop me from subtly telling those spying to sod off and die? It's freedom of speech, is it not? Just because someone can do something doesn't mean they should. Legal =/= moral. They're just being scumbags is all. We can trust the government, right? Right?? They'd never use something against us.
     
  16. chartube12

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    Don't do something they say is illegal and you'll be fine. Speed cameras been legal to fine drivers for speeding more than a decade now. I expect other illegal activities to start having fines and chargers based purely on a person getting caught on film to be 100% legal within the next 5 years.
     
  17. FAST6191

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    Easier said than done -- laws vary wildly between jurisdiction, laws can carry over from other places, laws can be made that are illegal/against law making standards, laws can be interpreted and it goes on.
    Not strictly related but worth a watch as it covers such things briefly
     
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  18. KingVamp

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    The possibility of someone doing something illegal, is not an excuse for worldwide privacy invasion/breach.
     
  19. Gahars

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    Facebook 'em, chief.
     
  20. LightyKD

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    That video as honest as it was....its a bit depressing