This is a discussion on My advice to new gun owners. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by retsupt99 I'm not familar with FB, but if you allow certain friends to view special info, can't their friends view the same ...
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They can also see the description the person wrote about the photo and EVERY comment made by others. Being a "friend" of any kind or NOT absolutely does not matter in this situation. Someone hellbent on destruction could tag a zillion people to every photo in a person's account for all to see. But, it's the "innocent" crap that really burns people. Take my ex-wife, for example. She would NOT leave me alone on facebook, even after I blocked her. She'd get mutual friends to tag her on my photos and she could STILL see them. That crazy b^tch would copy/paste them to her computer and email them to me "just to let me know" she could still "see" me.
I also couldn't tell which "friends" did the tagging, either. So, I shut the whole goddamned thing down. Good riddance...
For example, say you and I have a mutual friend on facebook, but you and I don't know each other. "Mutual friend" guy knows about all your gun pictures because he's seen them and thinks to himself, "Hey... Targus is a big gun guy, too. Maybe he'd like to see some of Craig's stuff..." So, "mutual friend" guy goes to your photos and tags me. I now can see all of those photos and read everything associated with them. And, as previously mentioned, not just that photo. ALL photos in that album. Just hit "next". I'd even get a nice, convenient little email notifying me that I'd been tagged, too, just in case I missed it on facebook.
I fact, I don't even have to BE a "friend" of "mutual friend" guy. You can tag ANYONE. Even people who don't have a facebook account. "Tagging" is used for identifying individual people in group photos so the others who ARE friends can see who everyone is. If a "non user" is tagged and signs up in the future with the same name, guess what? He'll automatically be notified that he's tagged in that photo...and, of course, the entire album can now be seen. SOOOO many loopholes...
In terms of posting, I totally stay off of YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTwitFace :)
I occasionally use LinkedIn but don't post anything that could haunt me in any way.
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This has a lot more to do with social engineering protection and smart online identity management than anything else. This type of problem goes far beyond 2A and gun ownership. Secure and savvy social network navigation is a skill unto itself
Post all the pictures you want but be sure you have adequately protected your identity. This includes identity management on public computers and wireless networks.
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yes, you can change who can see what on your facebook page, and should certainly set those limits, but also realize that anything you post on the internet anywhere can be seen by anyone. Its not that hard. Dont post anything anywhere you dont want others to see. I use facebook some to keep up with friends, and dont allow any non friends (including friends friends) to see anything. But I also try hard to not post too much info about things that I wouldnt want people to know about, such as my address
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people love showing off their crap. new cars, guns. etc.
there are a bunch of haters out there. even your "friends" are haters so i wouldnt wanna wake up one morning to find eggs all over my car.
same thing with guns, i wouldnt want my hating friends knowing that i have guns etc.
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Yet ANOTHER thing with facebook is your profile/privacy settings can CHANGE without your knowledge or permission. Sometimes they do updates, change the layout, etc. When I had an account, I noticed my settings got changed once and kept a close eye on them after that. They changed more than once.
Also, it's not a bad idea to create another "fake" profile to search/check out your "real" profile to see what others who are NOT friends can see, despite your settings. You just might be surprised. That's is exactly how I "caught" facebook changing my settings. I was seeing things I shouldn't have been allowed to see by a "nobody" and when I went back to check my "real" account...sho 'nuff. Stuff had been changed...
Sound too "tin foil"? Well, we ARE talking about the internet and identity theft, malicious use of info, etc. And, facebook makes it ALL THAT MUCH EASIER/WORSE.
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My wife and I won't go near face-book. Looks like bad things often times come from messing around with it. Call me old fashioned and paranoid, but it scares me.
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My daughter said she had deleted her facebook ... and everything on it so it no longer existed. I asked her if she wanted to "make a bet". She bet me, at which point I googled it and pulled it all up... still there, pics & all... somewhere in cyber space.
The thing to remember is when you "deactivate" an account, facebook STILL has everything you put in there on a server somewhere. How long do they keep it? Who knows. People also don't think about the employees/IT staff who have access and can see EVERYTHING, regardless of privacy settings, as well... Or give access to WHOMEVER they want...
Make sure your daughters, wives, girlfriends, etc KNOW that before posting racy pictures. Some of my friends had some doozies up. Or...don't...somebody out there wants them and is probably yanking it right now over said pictures...