Why You Should Not Use Facebook

Why You Should Not Use Facebook
Why You Should Not Use Facebook

Facebook is not your friend. Its “real name” policy is enough reason to refuse to
use it, but there is so much more nastiness in Facebook. I don’t use it, and you shouldn’t either. Facebook says that a user can’t have Facebook’s data about him, because it’s a trade secret. Pages that contain Facebook “like” buttons enable Facebook to track visitors to those pages even if they don’t use Facebook. The ACLU has a different way of enabling users to click a Facebook “like” button, which avoids this problem. Its pages have a link called “like us on Facebook” that leads to a Facebook page where it is possible to push a “like” button for the ACLU. But if you don’t follow that link, Facebook gets no information about your visit to the ACLU page. Here’s an example of the practice. Facebook tracks users that see ‘like’ buttons, even users who never visited facebook.com and never click on those buttons. A German regulator says that Facebook’s face recognition is illegal. Facebook’s latest exploitation of its users: conscripting them for ads. Facebook “Like” buttons are nasty things: they track even people who don’t use Facebook. If a site you use has a Facebook “Like” button, complain to the people who run it. The ACLU came up with a safe
way to handle them. Its pages have a link “Like us on Facebook” that takes you to a special ACLU page, which is where the “Like” button is. Thus, unless you ask to see that button, Facebook can’t track you on the ACLU site.
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