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Postby Ben » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:02 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Facebook users: please note.

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Postby Ben » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:40 am

Yes I have to say I am eating my own words.

No doubt, interesting days lay ahead.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Facebook users: please note.

Postby Akuma » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:43 am

Maybe u want to have a look at Ghostery addon for Firefox.

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Postby Ben » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:45 am

I do, very much so. However my browser at work is IE and at my home away from home its chrome and I don't have the bandwidth nor allocation to download firefox for the computer in the home away from home.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby cooran » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:23 am

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Postby cooran » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:54 am

Thanks Akuma!

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Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Postby tiltbillings » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:52 am

WinPatrol is an excellent program for managing cookies and such

http://www.winpatrol.com/

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Postby Ben » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:12 am

Thanks Tilt, that's worth checking out!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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e: [email protected]..

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Postby octathlon » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:33 pm

You can manually go to your preferences in any browser (not sure about IE) and delete all the Facebook cookies. Then be sure not to go back on there again. Just say no! Or, install some other browser that you use only for going to Facebook and do all your other browsing in your main browser. :D

In a related story, OnStar will continue to track you even after you close your account. So far I haven't had a car new enough to have one of those things, but similar tracking devices are being put into most new cars. :spy:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news ... tomers.ars
Also, insurance companies try to get you to let them track your driving habits by offering a lower rate if it shows that you are a "good driver." And there are the "teenager tracker" devices. And some turnpikes use GPS or RFID to track your trip and bill you, with the controversy being that the time difference between stations lets them know if you were speeding and whether you should get a ticket based on that, not to mention just having a record of where you were and when. And on and on...

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Postby Jhana4 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:18 am

Facebook is the cyber equivalent of cigarettes. I just go on the assumption that everything I post there will eventually end up being public, so I just think twice before I post.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Postby householder » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:06 pm

Agreed with the poster re using FB on the basis that everything will be public.

I apply the 'Twitter' rule of thumb - i.e. that everything will eventually be archived for posterity and publicly available. That informs my posting, which is generally quite banal involving Dhammapada quotes or re-linking info about the slow train wreck that is the global economic collapse. Right speech is particularly important to consider on there.

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Postby Jhana4 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:33 pm

Yes.

At this point, the writing is on the wall:

Facebook wants to make all of their user's content public and find new ways to make money from selling access to their user's content.

It is just a matter of time. Having seen this, it is hard to keep getting re-upset each time FB incrementally pushes the envelope.

A more sane strategy is just to consider everything you write in Facebook 100% seen and bide your time until a privacy centered social network like or something similar gets off the ground.

You are never going to have privacy or control with Facebook.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Postby cooran » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:05 pm

Hello all,

Looks like there was something quite serious exposed by the claims:

Facebook vows privacy fix 'in 24 hours'
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/austral ... 6147941509

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Postby chownah » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:26 am

I don't know but it seems that people wouid need to agree to a Terms Of Service agreement before joining Facebook.......has anyone here actually read the ENTIRE agreement and understood it completely before joining?
chownah

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Postby danieLion » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:01 am

I gutted THEN deleted my FB account a while ago. It's an unwholesome place for me (and most IMO). And, of course they data mine. Then they introduced FB Credits. Now, the have a Payment link. If you use FB, I'd get out before what you thought was your property becomes theirs. Forums are much better. Especially this one. ;)
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Postby Jhana4 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:23 am

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.


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