"On Bing, your Facebook privacy settings are always respected"
Oh, good to know that Microsoft is following Facebook's lead on privacy…
Microsoft has inked yet another search deal with Facebook that this time allows users to find photos in Bing that were uploaded to the world's biggest social network. It would seem that Redmond's $240m stake in Mark Zuckerberg's company back in 2007 is still proving fruitful for the software maker. Microsoft has been making …
It doesn't matter how you set the "privacy" settings your personal data can always be shared by others.
If you upload a photograph to facebook and tag one of your friends that picture can be seen by all the friends of your friend. Those friends of friends are free to comment on your photo, when they comment on your photo their friends (3rd generation) are now able to see the photo and the comment.
So the only answer to facebook privacy is not to have a facebook account.
WRONG. Friends of people tagged can only view the post IF the "audience selector"'s options have been set that way (by default, the "Friends of those tagged" option is selected).
Comments from friends of tagged people ARE NOT VISIBLE to their friends (unless they are also friends of the person who originally made the post).
Why don't these f*ckers tell us when they are sharing OUR SHIT with parties we may not want having them?
Had I considered this, I might have started removing my photos. I don't necessarily want msoft harvesting MY SHIT, possibly trying to read my mind, advert tools to me, or beat me to something.
Thanks a lot, facef*ck... Yet, another reason to share less of my stuff on fb. Even if for strategic planning they cannot reveal they are in M&A talks with another party, they could at least not suck in the photos until after they strike a plan. Then, if the plan fails because 800,000 people ask, "WHAT the fuck did you SAY? You want to give MICROsoft MHY PHOTOS without my permission? What? Your TOS/EULA gave you permisstion and I should have read better?"
So what. Fuck fuckface. Time to stop posting non-generic photos on fb...
You're damned right I have issues. The problem with this is that when we share friends, we sometimes indicate "friends of friends". If we forget that, then eventually, some employer, stalker, or miscreant gets privs to see stuff JUST because biing will serve it up until we tighten up again.
Fortunately, IIRC, i removed "friends of friends". Still, to hell with the TOS. This should be about continuity of service, not c*sucking their way to profitability by whoring out our photos. What's next? They'll start doling out our messages with names purportedly redacted? Even if they did/do that, the context can still point to some people pretty fast if they say, "Oops, we had a bug that didn't redact names of places, URLs, and other personally-identifying information..."
To the down-thumbers, one day, you'll reflect regretfully for your calllous, ham-fisted response. (Just as I am regretting giving fb too much of my life....). It'll only be a matter of time before somebody has their stuff exposed when ms does another joint-venture with law enforcement, not just marketing and manufacturers. That'll be pretty interesting, reading of such things in the papers....
Personally, as a reluctant Facebook user, I am more concerned about the activities and 'bullshite' of Facebook and it's many privacy intruding apps - at the very least, they are as bad Microsoft, if not worse.
Does your pengiun have an allergy to all things MS then? Mine doesn't, he just craps on the doormat on the way out :)
Now simply by clicking on a photo in the sidebar, you will be linked to a full experience on Bing where you can see more photos from your Facebook friends that match your search...
Ewwwww, jeezus. I don't even want to ask what the "full experience" is...
...On Bing, your Facebook privacy settings are always respected. Your Facebook friends will only be able to see the photos you have made viewable, and you will only see photos your friends have made viewable, and your photos will never be shared with the public.
Pretty soon, unless the social sites are delibertately acting as staging grounds for spies, then spies and investigators and brain-fucked repressive regimes will rely on:
Anyone besides me find "Gamma" to sound like the name of pron industry or lubrication products? (No, I'm not thinking of the Gamma Quadrant, hahaha). Maybe it was tongue-in-cheek (or, tongue-round-shaft?) for this spook/spy- company. I wonder how they sleep at night knowing that they took profit over someone's life, limb, or liberty. Sure, CERTAIN people (read, miscreants) do need spying on and to be arrested, but selling the shitware to repressive regimes should come with a back door to take down those regimes, not snuff out individuals who might just be a vocal thorn rather than an actual bomber.
I have a sneaking suspicion that that software can also cripple built-in refresh buttons in the android phones.
Yet, this could be yet another reason why Google makes it a royal pain in the ass to easily root our devices. It's not just that we might nix the adverts (which indeed would hurt google's bottom line if their reports reflect that to paying sponsors), but the governments with business permit powers would just revoke Google's charter to do business in an affected country, maybe even ban the presence of the software. One would think, however, that if that were the case, then countries like China would INVITE google, g+, and facebook so they can trojan the phones and get at the accounts, even if VPN stuff is in use. Ooops, shit, ideas? No, surely they can think of it or already have. That's why I suspect surgical crippling of Android devices is already in play...
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