Be careful what you "like"

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    All the early reports (before his name came out) indicated that he had placed a link on his FaceBook page (dumb), but that appears not to be what happened.

    Somewhere off in the internet he clicked a FaceBook "like" button, which (quite possibly unknown to him), caused that link to show up on his FaceBook page.

    Moral of story: Be very, very careful when you click those FaceBook Like, Google +1, Tweet, etc., buttons. The whole world potentially will find out. :D

    KOMO: Popular teacher arrested for allegedly possessing child porn

  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I also expect this to be used as a tool for entrapment, if it isn't already. We know that our emails, postings, etc. aren't secure. If the security goons can spy on us on-line, why can't they fake supposed comments and "likes" of ours?

    In fact, there was a thread here a few weeks ago about exactly this; the authoritehs faked comments from a news reporter, trying to get him in trouble, because they didn't like something he'd reported on. Will have to go dig it up.
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Found it:

    Misinformation campaign targets USA TODAY reporter, editor
  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    some of these social media have options, sometimes perhaps mistakenly turned on by default, that share your searches with others. be forewarned.

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