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We 'like' our privacy: Meet the Facebook resisters..
AP ^ | May 17, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 05/18/2012 6:30:22 AM PDT by C19fan

More than 900 million people worldwide check their Facebook accounts at least once a month, but millions more are Facebook holdouts. They say they don't want Facebook. They insist they don't need Facebook. They say they're living life just fine without the long-forgotten acquaintances that the world's largest social network sometimes resurrects. They are the resisters.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: facebook; privacy
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I do not have a Facebook account. I find it creepy Facebook tracks what websites you visit for all the world to see, where you have been on vacation, etc. Facebook does not give a crap about privacy because they need to use your information to "monetize" your usage so they can justify their $100 billion valuation which is currently 100 times earnings.
1 posted on 05/18/2012 6:30:25 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

I don’t have it either—its nothing but a huge tracking device.


2 posted on 05/18/2012 6:33:12 AM PDT by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: C19fan

“Resistance is futile”
Darth Vader


3 posted on 05/18/2012 6:33:21 AM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: C19fan

My twins have an account but I have no desire whatsoever for one for myself.


4 posted on 05/18/2012 6:34:04 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: C19fan

Why is this news? Some people use FaceBook, some people don’t - so what.


5 posted on 05/18/2012 6:36:41 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: two23
"I don’t have it either—its nothing but a huge tracking device."

Yes, its the SECOND LARGEST tracking device on the face of the Earth.

6 posted on 05/18/2012 6:37:16 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: C19fan

My Mom keeps hounding me to joining Facebook, but I refuse. She hates that and is always saying what this person or that person posted on their FB page. Sorry, I’m not biting.

Ann Barnhardt called Facebook a “a giant self-service surveillance net.” I agree. “They” already know enough about us as it is without our giving them even more help.


7 posted on 05/18/2012 6:40:13 AM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: C19fan

I agree.


8 posted on 05/18/2012 6:43:54 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: WXRGina

I don’t do Facebook either.

FWIW, Trend Micro AVG anti virus now has added a do not track feature. Facebook and Google analytic trackers are on nearly every site, including this one.


9 posted on 05/18/2012 6:44:41 AM PDT by phoneman08 (Reagan conservative union member. Not a s rare as you think!)
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To: C19fan

Hasn’t FB been complicit in China’s oppression of political dissent?


10 posted on 05/18/2012 6:47:16 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: phoneman08
FWIW, Trend Micro AVG anti virus now has added a do not track feature. Facebook and Google analytic trackers are on nearly every site, including this one.

I saw that recently when I renewed my AVG subscription. There's tracking everywhere. Nothing is hidden.

11 posted on 05/18/2012 6:56:16 AM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: svcw
Why is this news? Some people use FaceBook, some people don’t - so what.

Call me paranoid if you must, but I see this as the first step of a campaign to paint those of us who don't submit to "voluntary" surveillance of our online activity as "suspicious" and "secretive."

12 posted on 05/18/2012 7:03:54 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: C19fan
"resister"...just another attempt at labeling people.

I would think whether or not someone has a FB account is up to that person, and no one else.
13 posted on 05/18/2012 7:06:54 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: WXRGina
but I refuse

Good for you.

I love these threads because I thought that - other than a few Amazoian Rain Forest tribesmen - I was the only person in the world not on Facebook.

I have a life. I don't need to share it with everyone, nor do I need to live vicariously through other people's lives on the computer.

14 posted on 05/18/2012 7:10:11 AM PDT by wbill
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To: WXRGina
but I refuse

Good for you.

I love these threads because I thought that - other than a few Amazonian Rain Forest tribesmen - I was the only person in the world not on Facebook.

I have a life. I don't need to share it with everyone, nor do I need to live vicariously through other people's lives on the computer.

If others want to, that's fine. Facebook just isn't for me.

15 posted on 05/18/2012 7:10:55 AM PDT by wbill
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To: JimRed

I’m not sure what you’re asking, but you can’t use Facebook in China. It’s blocked.


16 posted on 05/18/2012 7:13:39 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: C19fan

Facebook is just a passing fad.


17 posted on 05/18/2012 7:14:14 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: svcw

Because you can’t use facebook and credibly make an argument about the importance of individual privacy. It would be like bringing a prime rib dip to a PETA rally.

Google is naked about saying, “Whatever you send us is ours” and then makes it so the ONLY way you can sync an Android is with their Google Docs Suite.

This is where the money is for them. If you hold out, well, ‘it doesn’t fit the plan’.


18 posted on 05/18/2012 7:20:14 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: C19fan
Would I ever want to be considered as a Facebook Resister?

Nope. Heavens no! Just chalk me up as a Facebook Denier. As far as I'm concerned, FB doesn't even exist and never has.

And BTW, shouldn't the term be spelled as resistor, with an o instead of with an e? Inquiring minds need to know.

19 posted on 05/18/2012 7:22:59 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn

What’s a facebook?


20 posted on 05/18/2012 7:27:19 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: wbill

You’re not the only one, believe me. I have friends who tell me I don’t know what I’m missing. I tell them they don’t know what they’re missing on Free Republic, LOL.

I knew for sure I’d never do Facebook when I heard the quote from Mark Zuckerberg that people were crazy to trust him with their personal information.


21 posted on 05/18/2012 7:27:44 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: RinaseaofDs

I just installed Do Not Track about three days ago and already have over 1,500 blocks! It is absolutely breath taking to realize the amount of information that has already been gleaned and cataloged and given to God knows who about my personal like and dislikes, where I go on the net and comments I made! I now have no expectation of privacy at all, anywhere. But at least I know who’s been watching me.


22 posted on 05/18/2012 7:30:26 AM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: C19fan

Does anyone know exactly how to shut down an account? I thought I had shut mine done then my sister told me someone had posted something to me.

On another note, I still believe all these large internet companies are government owned and operated, including the one I use ....Yahoo. They say they make money on advertising. I’ve never known anyone who said they bought something from an ad they saw on Facebood or Google or Yahoo. I know I haven’t. I don’t even look at them.


23 posted on 05/18/2012 7:30:30 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: C19fan

No facebook for me! Anyone I want to chat with already knows who and where I am.


24 posted on 05/18/2012 7:31:07 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: two23

Bingo...

and you can never delete the information you have given them.

YOU are their product...


25 posted on 05/18/2012 7:35:58 AM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: WXRGina

It’s the “machine” built by Mr. Finch. When your number comes up, they’ll find you. The TV show is more real than we’d like to admit.


26 posted on 05/18/2012 7:36:25 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: svcw
Why is this news?

I.P.O.

27 posted on 05/18/2012 7:38:57 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: jtal

Yes if you don’t use FB then you will end up on the STRANGE list... I’m joking but some jobs may not want to hire you if you don’t have FB.


28 posted on 05/18/2012 7:40:31 AM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: WXRGina

FWIW, Trend Micro AVG anti virus now has added a do not track feature. Facebook and Google analytic trackers are on nearly every site, including this one.
I saw that recently when I renewed my AVG subscription. There’s tracking everywhere. Nothing is hidden.
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What does this mean? I have trend micro and it certainly is not the cookie protector that norton on the old windows was. I cannot really stop any cookies withit on windows 7. I am contantly emptying out my cache.


29 posted on 05/18/2012 7:43:34 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-pression.)
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To: C19fan

“I will... I will not go to Second Level.

No!

I will... I will not go to Second Level with you!

I will... No!

I will not be one mind with you!”

Zardoz


30 posted on 05/18/2012 7:44:18 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: C19fan

Facebook is a precursor to the implementation of the mark of the beast! How else will they know everything about you?


31 posted on 05/18/2012 7:46:39 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: rawhide

Facebook is just a passing fad.

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Yes, the application called Facebook will not last forever. Social networking, the concept behind apps like Myspace and Facebook, will not go away.

Like it or not, you’re kind of doing it now, right here on FreeRepublic.


32 posted on 05/18/2012 7:49:03 AM PDT by dmz
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To: wbill

“I thought that - other than a few Amazoian Rain Forest tribesmen - I was the only person in the world not on Facebook.”

Agree totally. I couldn’t care less about Facebook; I cherish my privacy and can’t imagine checking in to see every little boring detail of what other people are doing throughout their day. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz


33 posted on 05/18/2012 7:56:14 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: C19fan

What’s a “Facebook”?


34 posted on 05/18/2012 8:01:11 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Old Grumpy
"I cherish my privacy..."

Good for you. Of course if you were serious about such you would know that surfing the net and using a cell phone gives out more private info than just about anything you do.

Install peer block its an eye opener!

35 posted on 05/18/2012 8:01:46 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: C19fan
I opened an account a few years ago when some friends said they used it to keep up with things. I'm not a social creature and it seemed inane, so I didn't give anything but my nam and never posted anything to it. Have looked at it exactly twice in the last year and a half and noted inane BS along with about 10,000 requests to become "friends". I suppose the next time I go to it, it will be to try to delete the account.

If I want to "network", I'll do it at FR where you can have intelligent (mostly) debate/dialogue.

36 posted on 05/18/2012 8:09:56 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: C19fan

I was on facebook for a little while but more than half the people who friended me, some from college and high school days were Bleeding Heart Liberals, I couldn’t take it or them, and I didn’t want to say something I know I would regret so I deactivated and never went back.


37 posted on 05/18/2012 8:18:56 AM PDT by Milt3726 (Vote again)
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To: C19fan

Count me in as a proud resister to Big Brother.


38 posted on 05/18/2012 8:19:13 AM PDT by bgill
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To: rawhide
Facebook is just a passing fad.

Just like MySpace and all the others that have been and gone. FB will one day bite the dust. I know several 20-somethings who signed up as teens but have now outgrown it and rarely check on their accounts.

39 posted on 05/18/2012 8:24:07 AM PDT by bgill
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To: C19fan

Never had the desire to have an account. The second they come out with Assbook, I’ll be a charter member.


40 posted on 05/18/2012 8:28:58 AM PDT by ScoochDude
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To: C19fan

Never got sucked in and have no desire to have a page.

Only problem is that my local news channel website requires FB to post comments. Not that I need to post there, but it was amusing to put up comments that could be taken in many different ways.


41 posted on 05/18/2012 8:33:43 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: C19fan

No facebook account here. Won’t be gettin’ one, either...


42 posted on 05/18/2012 8:36:44 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: C19fan

43 posted on 05/18/2012 8:40:33 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The best diplomat I know is a fully-activated phaser bank. - Montgomery Scott)
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To: CatherineofAragon
people were crazy to trust him with their personal information

With all the dirt he knows on people Mark Zuckerberg might become the first Jewish President of the USSA, Putin style... for life.

44 posted on 05/18/2012 8:46:05 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: C19fan
Signed up so I could comment on some articles in various newspapers as they now demand it. Recently disabled FB and won't reactivate no matter how badly I want to sound off.

FB keeps sending me notes that my account is deactivated and I need to "update" their files (I just used a shell email and left minimal info). Just for grins I checked it out again and now they want my cell or land line number to "make sure I was a real person".

On top of all that's been said, we have Nine Major Ways Criminals Use Facebook

45 posted on 05/18/2012 8:58:23 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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More than 900 million people worldwide check their Facebook accounts at least once a month

I know that FB claims this, but I'm having a hard time believing it.

46 posted on 05/18/2012 9:03:51 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


47 posted on 05/18/2012 9:22:28 AM PDT by nutmeg (So... Clinton was our first black president, and Obama is our first gay president?)
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To: svcw
As you know, one can be active on FB under a pen name. The general public has no idea who you are. FB does have an email addy, but I use GMail for that.

I think the cat is out of the bag regarding any expectation of privacy in this country, especially on the internet. Your information is readily available via local and state government records like real estate taxes, etc.

Public Notices

48 posted on 05/18/2012 9:56:29 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Heh, heh, from FB to Google (gmail)? Yeesh. Anything Google is flypaper as well. Yeh, I know, they don’t read your email...or the transactions surrounding the generation and/or communication thereof...or do they.


49 posted on 05/18/2012 10:13:14 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Chickensoup
What does this mean? I have trend micro and it certainly is not the cookie protector that norton on the old windows was. I cannot really stop any cookies withit on windows 7. I am contantly emptying out my cache.

This is what we're talking about: AVG Do Not Track

It is part of the latest version of AVG antivirus software.

50 posted on 05/18/2012 10:46:08 AM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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