The social networking website Facebook launched February 2004 and rose to the number one social networking spot in competition with Myspace. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. Facebook had 138.9 million monthly unique U.S. visitors in May 2011. And, over 50% of Americans have a Facebook Account. The next largest block of accounts are in Western Europe. As of January 2011 there are over 600 million Facebook users.
It doesn’t take much forethought to realize that there are countless privacy pitfalls in a world where a near-endless stream of personal bits is indiscriminately posted, indefinitely stored, and quietly collected and analyzed by marketers, identity thieves, and professional government snoops in America and abroad. The public controversies that have erupted to date—Facebook’s drastic terms of service changes and Google Buzz’s forced sharing of email contacts are only the first snares in a rapidly growing thicket of social networking privacy issues.
In 2007 the success story of Facebook spread across the blogosphere. A complex but riveting Big Brother-type conspiracy theory which links Facebook to the CIA and the US Department of Defense.
When a website, movie, news article, book, or any media element that excels and rises to a number one spot, you can be assured that there is illuminati/governmental influence and funding behind the success!
Controversial Changes on Facebook:
April 2011: Facebook quietly switches on facial recognition tech by default. Facebook has rolled out its facial recognition technology, but has switched the feature on by default without telling its users first. The Mark Zuckerberg-run company started using its facial recognition software in December last year for its Stateside users in a move to automatically provide tags for the photos uploaded by Facebook users.
- November 6, 2007, Facebook launched Facebook Beacon, which was an ultimately failed attempt to advertise to friends of users using the knowledge of what purchases friends made.
- May 2011: Facebook Beacon Returns… New & “Improved”
- February 2009: Facebook Facebook’s New Terms Of Service: “We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever.”
- December 2009:
- May 2010: Facebook Rolls Back Some Key Privacy Changes
- December 2010: Controversial Changes @ Facebook
- January 2011: Facebook reverses controversial privacy changes
- The voting system for Privacy Changes for Facebook
Writers for The Wall Street Journal found in 2010 that Facebook apps were transmitting identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies. The apps used an HTTP referrer which exposed the user’s identity and sometimes their friends’. Facebook said, “We have taken immediate action to disable all applications that violate our terms”
The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook created by illustrating the progression of changing the default settings. For current updates of the chart below click on the image.
“Most Facebook users still don’t know how to set their privacy options safely, finding the whole system confusing. It’s even harder though to keep control when Facebook changes the settings without your knowledge.”
Facebook shouldn’t require its users to constantly check their privacy settings to see what the company has changed since their last visit to the site. The onus should not be on Facebook users having to ‘opt-out’ of the facial recognition feature, but instead on users having to ‘opt-in’. The tech works by scanning newly uploaded pics and then identifies faces from previously tagged photos already stored in Zuckerberg’s internet silo. Is Facebook eroding the online privacy of its users by stealth?
Facebook is CIA-Funded Data-Mining Project:
The prime question to ask is if Facebook is not being used for Intelligence agencies such as the CIA and Mossad? And, why is Chris Hughes on the guest list of the Bilderberg meeting of 2011? Do you really believe the boys from collage are not Zionists and tie themselves with the New World Order agenda considering the history of controversial changes that they were forced to withdraw and change because of public opinion.
Facebook.com has become a One World Global Database under the guise of “social networking” where deluded people put their most personal information OPENLY and VOLUNTARILY…forget using loyalty cards, they can be tracked directly
Facebook’s first round of venture capital funding (0,000) came from former Paypal CEO Peter Thiel. Author of anti-multicultural tome ‘The Diversity Myth’, he is also on the board of radical conservative group VanguardPAC. The second round of funding into Facebook (.7 million) came from venture capital firm Accel Partners. Its manager James Breyer was formerly chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, and served on the board with Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm established by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1999. One of the company’s key areas of expertise are in “data mining technologies”.
Breyer also served on the board of R&D firm BBN Technologies, which was one of those companies responsible for the rise of the internet. Dr Anita Jones joined the firm, which included Gilman Louie. She had also served on the In-Q-Tel’s board, and had been director of Defense Research and Engineering for the US Department of Defense. She was also an adviser to the Secretary of Defense and overseeing the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is responsible for high-tech, high-end development.
With facebook on GPS/smart phones, possibly someday you can Google a Facebook user, and it will tell you their exact precise location…possibly the CIA has this technology available to them now
says: “the IAO has the stated mission to gather as much information as possible about everyone, in a centralized location, for easy perusal by the United States government, including (though not limited to) internet activity, credit card purchase histories, airline ticket purchases, car rentals, medical records, educational transcripts, driver’s licenses, utility bills, tax returns, and any other
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