Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 18:09 UTC
Internet & Networking I hate when I have to report on stuff I just don't care about. However, it's big news, because for some reason I'm not particularly privy to, this photosharing service is more popular than god. Yes, Facebook has acquired Instagram. Update: "At the end of the day, that's what Instagram filters are: a crutch, a misguided replacement for a properly composed shot and a decent sensor."
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RE[4]: Comment by vivainio
by WorknMan on Mon 9th Apr 2012 21:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by vivainio"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

So no, they don't have everyone.


Well, if any of your friends:

1. Have your contact information in their phone
2. Use Facebook, and ...
3. Use the contact sync option on the Facebook app

Then Facebook has your real name, phone number, and possibly your address, whether you wanted them to or not.

That being said, Facebook does have its uses. I have a fake account set up so I can use their universal login to gain access to sites that accept Facebook logins. If the account ever gets hacked, I really don't care, since I don't have any personal info tied to that account.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Why not just use your google account?

I trust Google a lot more than Facebook with my information.

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RE[6]: Comment by vivainio
by WorknMan on Tue 10th Apr 2012 20:38 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by vivainio"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Why not just use your google account?


Yeah, I have one of those too for this purpose. (Fake, of course.) I just use whichever one the site accepts.

I trust Google a lot more than Facebook with my information.


Then you're an idiot. If Facebook and Google were both pedophiles, Facebook would be the creepy old guy next door, while Google is the nice gentleman luring children into his house with candy, and whom nobody suspects. I mean, we're talking about a company who drove down the f**king street, slurping data from peoples' public wifi access points, and then claimed it was an accident when they got caught. Trust me, neither of these companies have your best interest in mind.

Edited 2012-04-10 20:39 UTC

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