Skip to main content

View Diary: 2014 looks as bad for Democrats as 2012, and how did that year turn out? (222 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Facebook and privacy (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    bryduck
    I don't know why or how old people have gotten it into their heads that because us young'n's sign up for Facebook that we just "don't give a crap" about privacy.
    Because that's the fact of the matter.

    Those who understand how important basic privacy is avoid Facebook like the plague it is.

    Do you see the difference between some people choosing to blog out their lives on Facebook, and everyone always being recorded all the time to add to their NSA Permanent Record?

    Do you see the difference between those two? Yes?

    No. Because there really isn't any. The only difference is that Facebook is privately owned. But those of us who flatly don't trust Facebook are having opportunities cut off all the time, which obliviates the "free choice" argument with respect to Facebook.

    Doubt me here?

    Try commenting on a Huffington Post article as a Facebook non-user. (For just one example.)

    Then why do you think we can't?
    Because no one can see a difference that isn't there.

    The NSA is better at hiding their activities, sure. They've had more resources to make that happen, and for longer. Facebook gets around that by using "social engineering"; rather than spy, they get people to "choose" to give almost all their privacy up.

    The net results are identical. Just like bryduck said.

    p.s. My apologies for the off-diary-topic tangential post.

    "It's high time (and then some) that we put an end to the exceptionalistic nonsense floating around in our culture and face the fact that either the economy works for all, or it doesn't work AT all." -- Sean McCullough (DailyKos user thanatokephaloides)

    by thanatokephaloides on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 01:38:02 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  You're still wrong. (0+ / 0-)
      I don't know why or how old people have gotten it into their heads that because us young'n's sign up for Facebook that we just "don't give a crap" about privacy.

      Because that's the fact of the matter.

      Oh goodness, thank you for informing me. I wasn't aware that you spoke for an entire generation.

      "The fact of the matter" is that many Millenials do choose to not be on FB for privacy reasons, because they care about privacy, which is my point. However, just because someone does have a Facebook account does not imply that they are totally A-OK with the NSA mass surveillance program, or that they don't care about their own privacy, or that they think the concept of privacy is now completely outdated because of friggin' Facebook. Some people have Facebook accounts and don't actually blog out their lives on it and include all their personal details.

      the only difference is that Facebook is privately owned.
      What? Facebook mines the shit you like and the things you say in order to sell it to advertisers. The NSA is hoarding data about everyone in case there's something the government could use against them later.

      If you can't make that distinction I don't know what else to say.  

      All I'm saying is that the view held by many people on this site that Millenials don't even believe in privacy because of fucking Facebook is absurd. We don't like the mass surveillance program any more than any other generation, and Facebook doesn't have a damn thing to do with it. Not that the Democrats are doing anything to reign it in anyway.

      •  Facebook and privacy (some more) (0+ / 0-)

        Boogalord, I realize I owe you and your fellows in the generation(s) younger than mine an apology.

        It isn't you I distrust. It's Facebook.

        As I stated in this comment, I apologize for any assertion I may have made which may have tarred you folks with the same brush as Facebook. I was too harsh to the un-deserving.

        I just worry about the privacy of any Facebook user, regardless of age. As you yourself pointed out:

        Not that the Democrats are doing anything to reign it in anyway.

        "It's high time (and then some) that we put an end to the exceptionalistic nonsense floating around in our culture and face the fact that either the economy works for all, or it doesn't work AT all." -- Sean McCullough (DailyKos user thanatokephaloides)

        by thanatokephaloides on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 12:03:51 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site