By now you have probably seen this video or heard of it. A daughter mouthed off on Facebook about her parents and the chores she had to do. She made herself look like a spoiled brat and disrespected her parents BIG time, so her dad took to the Internet and read off her post then unloaded a .45 caliber pistol on her laptop.
Shows her right? I bet the daughter is pissed but I can pretty much guarantee her dad got her attention.
Yesterday Facebook announced some really big changes in the way Facebook is going to operate. The interface is changing and there is going to be a new timeline that is like the storybook of your life online. The aesthetic look is nice and appealing and the main thing Facebook wanted to accomplish was you will get a good “feel” for who the person is by looking at their timeline. The timeline will be heavily drawn on images and pictures and will highlight the important events in your life on a year by year basis.
It seems like Facebook is taking a blog approach to the site.
The other big thing they announced is open graph and how that will fit into how we communicate. Everything will be social and streamline. If you listen to a song on Spotify it will show up on the ticker in the top right corner and then I can click it and listen to the song. Take that thought with running, cooking, photos, everything will be easily shared and accessed between you and your friends/audience.
The biggest question I have is how does this affect privacy concerns people have?
We wish to get your attention, hoping you heed the warnings as follows:
Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed. If you are a willing hacktivist or a guy who just wants to protect the freedom of information then join the cause and kill facebook for the sake of your own privacy.
Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so that they can spy on people from all around the world. Some of these so-called whitehat infosec firms are working for authoritarian governments, such as those of Egypt and Syria.
Everything you do on Facebook stays on Facebook regardless of your “privacy” settings, and deleting your account is impossible, even if you “delete” your account, all your personal info stays on Facebook and can be recovered at any time. Changing the privacy settings to make your Facebook account more “private” is also a delusion. Facebook knows more about you than your family.
You cannot hide from the reality in which you, the people of the internet, live in. Facebook is the opposite of the Antisec cause. You are not safe from them nor from any government. One day you will look back on this and realise what we have done here is right, you will thank the rulers of the internet, we are not harming you but saving you.
The riots are underway. It is not a battle over the future of privacy and publicity. It is a battle for choice and informed consent. It’s unfolding because people are being raped, tickled, molested, and confused into doing things where they don’t understand the consequences. Facebook keeps saying that it gives users choices, but that is completely false. It gives users the illusion of and hides the details away from them “for their own good” while they then make millions off of you. When a service is “free,” it really means they’re making money off of you and your information.
Think for a while and prepare for a day that will go down in history. November 5 2011, #opfacebook . Engaged.
This is our world now. We exist without nationality, without religious bias. We have the right to not be surveilled, not be stalked, and not be used for profit. We have the right to not live as slaves.
We are anonymous
We are legion
We do not forgive
We do not forget
The hacking group Anonymous, who recently crippled the Playstation Network a few different times, now says they are going to take down Facebook on November 5th, 2011.
The group says to ;prepare for the post Facebook reality’, telling the world to ‘prepare for a day that will go down in history – 5 November 2011′ , when the group has said it will take the social networking site down.
They say that Facebook misuses privacy information and sells it to Government agency. So by in part they are making this sound like they are hacking Facebook on behalf of the people, but what do they plan on doing once and if they succeed?
All this reminds me of the movie V for Vendetta. Remember, remember the 5th of November.
Also, I am not an expert but isn’t what Facebook is doing wrong? Also, doesn’t this message from the hackers group count as a form of cyber terrorism?
Apparently the report that Anonymous was planning to take down Facebook on Guy Fawkes Day was a hoax. Emil Protalinski at ZDNET pointed out some oddities with the whole Facebook operation. He discovered the Twitter and YouTube accounts for the operation known as #OpFacebook were created on July 16.
GroupAnon, which has about 26,000 followers, sent out these two tweets:
“No one can speak for the whole of #Anonymous. There are some anons who support #OpFacebook whilst others do not. | #AnonOps”
“@Anonymous_SA Exactly! #OpFacebook is just an Op, it’s not Anonymous…”
AnonOps, which has about 45,000 followers, sent out these four tweets:
“We prefer to face the real power and not to face to the same medias that we use as tools. #OpFacebook #Anonymous”
“#OpFacebook is being organised by some Anons. This does not necessarily mean that all of #Anonymous agrees with it.”
“Dont be silly. Important things are happening in the world to deal with quirks like #OpFacebook. Lets keep our style & moral #Anonymous”
Here are some details about this new site that is currently in beta testing. It is a fun unique way to share music with friends and interact and chat. All via the world wide webs. There are 5 dj spots and it’s a turn based system. You can either search for songs or upload your own. Each person plays a song and the crowd can react by voting if the song is “Awesome” or “Lame” if enough people vote that the song is lame the song skips and its on to the next one. Each time your song is “liked” or voted awesome you get points for your avatar, the more points you get, you can change your avatar’s costume. Easy enough right? I think it’s the simplicity of the site that makes it enjoyable. If you need more info about the site check the video above.
I will start opening up the room for people to hang in while I am in the office, before I go on the radio. The idea is you can share some music, meet some people, and chat it up all at the same time. For now this is the link to my room. Check back often and I’ll let you know when the room is open via twitter.
Also, if you have never been on Turntable.FM you will need to have a friend who is on Facebook that has. It is the way Turntable is spreading the invite. No big deal just recommend this link below and add me on Facebook once you recommend this link, I will add you and we will be able to connect.
I also created a group on FB where you can connect with other Turntable.FM users and post the links to your room, and also talk about some new music you guys are diggin. Everyone gets accepted so share the link and grow the group. Join the turntable.fm Facebook group.
The other thing that you could do that would be amazing and help me out is subscribe to my newsletter. I periodically send out up dates and its usually stuff people find of vaule, things like this, artist interviews. It’s an easier way to keep everyone up todate on whats happening on the Internet.
*Update* It also looks like Turntable.fm is experiencing some legal copy right issues. The whole ordeal is pretty complicated but because the site is interactive there might be some problems with the way it is being operated. All the details are laid out in this post I found online.
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