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#1 User is offline   HOUND1 

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:03 PM

I'll be happy when the government instates new privacy laws that govern facebook, because every few weeks when I log on to Facebook, I'm redirected to the Myspace page of Samuel Garcia from el Paso, who happens to have an affinity for anime. It is not amusing.

Whats worse is that I don't know if the same thing is happening to someone else, but they are being directed to my Facebook page. It's not like I have much comprimising information on there anyway, but there's still the whole "theres a stranger reading my mail" thing.
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:04 PM

I've never had anything remotely like that happen.
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:05 PM

That sounds like spam, which happens to everyone eventually no matter how secure the site.

EDIT: Wait, are you saying when you log in to FB, the page takes you to some other guy's MySpace profile? That sounds more like a spyware or a virus or something similar. I don't think your FB profiles has been hacked or anything. A quick google search yielded these results: http://www.brownbatterystudios.com/sixthin...direct-problem/ http://davedrager.com/facebook-or-twitter-...g-to-myspace-or http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Wireless...ues/td-p/280327

I don't think more gov't laws are going to fix this.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:34 PM

Actually Ottawa, Canadian capital, has brought legistration against facebook recently. That's a key reason why this year all the apps had to ask for email and certain permissions again. I know Israel had some lawsuits against FB too.

Here's some reading for you. Google if you want more .... old NEWS to me.

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OTTAWA–Canada has become the first country in the world to rein in Facebook's giant, information-sharing machine, with the federal privacy commissioner taking a poke at the global, social-networking site for being too loose with users' personal data.

Facebook Inc., which has 250 million users worldwide including an estimated 12 million in this country, pledged yesterday to work with Canada to improve its privacy settings, especially with regard to third parties who put games and quizzes on Facebook.

"We're going to continue the dialogue," Chris Kelly, chief privacy officer for Facebook, said in a phone interview from Facebook's headquarters in California. "We have every confidence that we'll come to an acceptable conclusion."

Kelly said that any improvements made to respond to federal privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart's concerns will apply to Facebook operations worldwide.

Stoddart has been investigating Facebook's policies and practices of sharing information in response to a complaint a year ago from students at the University of Ottawa.

Yesterday, she released a report that concludes the site contravenes Canadian privacy laws in four areas, and gave Facebook 30 days to tighten its procedures. If she is not satisfied with its progress, Stoddart can take the case to Federal Court to force compliance.

"I understand we're the first to lead a formal investigation to come up with formal conclusions in this particular manner," Stoddart said at a news conference yesterday.

"Our law says that if you're operating this service in Canada, you're subject to Canadian laws. So I think our jurisdiction is fairly clear," Stoddart said.

Kelly said yesterday that Facebook is having discussions with regulators around the world, notably the European Union, which has also expressed similar concerns on the privacy front. Though Facebook doesn't release statistics on where its users are located, most recent estimates put Canadians' Facebook membership as the highest per capita in the world.

Facebook allows people to join up and accumulate online friends, photos and "status reports" that are displayed on individual members' pages. Facebook members also can challenge each other to online games or to quizzes such as "what kind of dog would you be?"

Stoddart and her office identified concerns in the following areas:

A lack of adequate safeguards to restrict outside software developers – of games, quizzes and the like – from gaining access to personal profiles of users and their online friends.

"This is no trivial issue," said assistant privacy commissioner Elizabeth Denham. "There are close to a million developers out there, scattered across some 180 countries."

Facebook's indefinite retention of personal information of people who have deactivated their accounts.

A lack of clarity about how Facebook material can be used in the event of a person dying, which the privacy office calls "memorialization" concerns.

A lack of protection of information about non-users – people who may not have their own Facebook accounts, but whose personal data may be on friends' or associates' pages.

Facebook's privacy chief said the corporation is interested in improving its practices, and the conversation with Canada is part of an ongoing process. He would not say, however, what Facebook intends to do to meet Canada's concerns within the next 30 days.

Michael Geist, an information-law expert and professor at the University of Ottawa, says the ruling puts Facebook at odds with Canada's laws and is groundbreaking, internationally. "It represents the most exhaustive official investigation of Facebook privacy practices anywhere in the world," Geist says on his website.

The investigation by Canada's privacy office started at the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic at the University of Ottawa.

Students there filed a letter to the privacy commissioner, identifying potential problems in Facebook's privacy protections. Over subsequent months, in talks with Facebook, Stoddart and her office worked on a preliminary report. An initial report, issued in March this year, met with some cooperation from Facebook, but by yesterday, some concerns still remained.


http://www.thestar.c.../article/667700

Edit: it's possible that FB, because of my IP, has different rules than those elsewhere. Also ............... GO Montreal Canadians !!!! :dodgy:


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Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:41 PM

View PostHOUND1, on Apr 28 2010, 03:03 PM, said:

I'll be happy when the government instates new privacy laws that govern facebook, because every few weeks when I log on to Facebook, I'm redirected to the Myspace page of Samuel Garcia from el Paso, who happens to have an affinity for anime. It is not amusing.

Whats worse is that I don't know if the same thing is happening to someone else, but they are being directed to my Facebook page. It's not like I have much comprimising information on there anyway, but there's still the whole "theres a stranger reading my mail" thing.

So you have a virus, and it's facebooks fault?

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:42 PM

That sounds really weird, I've never heard of that happening on Facebook and never happened to me. I would send Facebook an e-mail to see what they think and try to get that resolved. That or close your account and build a new one! I wouldn't keep up with the chances of someone else being able to get into my account!
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