Anyone else sick of Facebook's attitude toward privacy?
Last summer I had to deactivate my Facebook account after someone pretending to be an old high school buddy friended me. This person subsequently hacked my account (my password was, in retrospect, weak). Only when the real version of my old HS pal died of cancer did I discover the presence of this intruder.
This all happened after an actual friend tagged a bunch of my pictures which inadvertenly gave access to my page to people who would have not been able to see it.
I have since started a new FB page and have been much more careful about whom I become friends with. But today I logged in to FB for the first time in a few days and found 22 friend request notifications. Most of them are from people I worked with 20+ years ago including three from a trio of guys I had to fire for stealing.
It turns out that one of these folks posted an album of old pictures from a company party and tagged me in a couple of the shots. I quickly went through the pics and removed the tags. But a few minutes ago I found that someone else went into the same album and tagged me again.
I should not have to work so hard to protect my own name & image. I wish FB would only allow my name to be used with my expressed permission (much like how I have the ability to accept or deny friend requests).
It's nearly impossible to operate in my family and group of friends as they all use Facebook almost exclusively for scheduling events & gatherings. The old tradition of sending a damned email has been put to bed in favor of the ability to congregate and discuss things in a single FB post. And most of these people refuse to use the 'Groups' function within FB which would at least not let anyone on my friends list to see when & where grandma's 90th birthday party will be held.
Sorry to rant like this. But Facebook's cavalier attitude toward privacy really chaps at my behind.
Take it easy. And if it's easy, take it twice.