Facebook advertising using your name... the antidote.

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Negligent-Discharge, Jun 4, 2012.

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  1. Negligent-Discharge

    Negligent-Discharge LE Book Reviewer

    This a sneaky bit of work by Facebook where they use your user name, I understand to, "endorse" their advertisers' products... it's automatically set to use you, but if you follow this you'll opt out.
     

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  2. Done. Thank you.
     
  3. It'e features like this, along with other stupid games and apps, that make people (sheeple) think they have been "hacked".
     
  4. It's no surprise that the 'default' settings are the ones that are most advantageous to FB and their available income. It's 'free' for the user and they are constantly searching for new ways to make advertising attractive to the people who are willing to pay for it. The more targeted and personalized the advertising, the more effective it can be and hence more 'sale-able'.
     
  5. Its an old message and not entirely correct. (Which Friday, and its been going around the circuit for at least two years)

    The settings page still shows it as if they enable it in the future.
    Turning the options off does not stop your details popping up on friends or common group member screens.

    go through all the security options in Facebook and make sure you have an idea what you are letting happen to your info on Facebook. But whatever you do never put anything on Facebook that you don't want anyone to find out.


    On Friday Facebook Will Use Your Photos - Facebook Rumour


    snopes.com: Facebook
     
  6. It's a shame that what should be good, legitimate advice gets wrapped up in hype and rumour though. It's true, to a point, but not new.

    snopes.com: Facebook

    Still, like I said, good advice, and better than all those "OMG FB WILL CHARGE IF 1 MILLION PEOPLE DON'T LIKE THIS"

    Edit - slow typer, didn't see the cross post when I started above -^
     
  7. I'm getting stalked on FB by them dullards from the Mitty thing. I'm not even that interesting, but I've got MFI and IKEA looking after me, so all is good.
     
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