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Msg#: 4450050 posted 1:46 pm on May 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Today is my birthday (yeah, thanks, thanks)

A friend sent me an e-card through Facebook.
I clicked on the link & in order to see the card I had to agree to the following:

Your basic info
Your e-mail address
Your photos
Friends' profile info: descriptions, activities, birthdays, education histories, hometowns, interests, likes, locations, relationship statuses, relationship details, religious and political views, websites and work histories
Photos shared with you

You got to be kidding!

Why in hell would I agree to give all this information to an e-card company? The more I use FaceBook the more I just want to cancel my account.

[edited by: httpwebwitch at 4:18 pm (utc) on May 7, 2012]
[edit reason] removed poster's email address [/edit]



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Msg#: 4450050 posted 3:49 pm on May 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

They count on people not paying attention to that. Same applies to using your facebook log in to sign into a website. Ever see the information that tries to gather.

The truly infringing part is that you are allowing an app to gather what is in effect third party information from your friends without their knowledge. But at least you can go into privacy settings and block that.


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