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Yes, they do stuff that is clearly illegal under German laws!
http://www.zeit.de/digital/datenschutz/2012-03/facebook-nutzungsbedingungen

Well, the site is only in German, but one point there is obvious enough:

Former text in the Facebook Policy:
We designed our Privacy Policy to make important disclosures
New text:
We designed our Data Use Policy
EDIT: Here's a PDF file with comparisons.
https://fbcdn_dragon-a.akamaihd.net/cfs-ak-snc6/85000/300/338503082862262_1220672943.pdf
Post edited March 22, 2012 by Protoss
I will start giving a damn once I start using facebook... more than once a year.

Until then, the can have all the non-existent personal information they want.
The thought to use real information on Facebook is among the line of thinking that makes Mountain Dew part of a healthy diet.

I like Facebook, it is very helpful to stay in contact with your friends once they are scattered around the globe. But I sure as hell won't even put my birthday in there.
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SimonG: The thought to use real information on Facebook is among the line of thinking that makes Mountain Dew part of a healthy diet.

I like Facebook, it is very helpful to stay in contact with your friends once they are scattered around the globe. But I sure as hell won't even put my birthday in there.
But then how will all of your facebook stalkers know when to send you e-cards with chopped-up teddy bears on them?
Meh. I refuse to facebook, regardless of my family or friends. I don't care for the security risks with it, and it's forced itself into way too damn many outlets for my liking.
Obviously the point here is to inform all the die hard facebook addicts (caricature, let's rather say people who use it regularly) that their information can and will be exploited and that it's potentially problematic for their privacy. Obviously, you start to value something only when you loose it, I.E. when your drunk photo is used by a multimedia company for a national commercial. Would I feel sorry for you? Yes, but not in the sense that you weren't warned.
Post edited March 22, 2012 by Titanium
Dont people ever get sick of all the shite about Privacy this privacy that always cropping up?. Overkill. I used facebook to keep in touch with friends i would never otherwise be able to keep in touch with.I have some personal details on it, but certainly nothing secretive (mind u there are some fake stuff i put on their... but genuine friends know whats real or not).
I only use Facebook when necessary, and then with throwaway accounts.
Like "link this to Facebook to gain a bonus" - throwaway accounts work fine for that.
I'm using it a lot right now because of my current job but I don't put anything on there I expect to keep private.

It amazes me the personal shit I see people air on there.
I use it mainly for social bookmarking anyway. I see way too many stories about FB causing problems for people offline.
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StingingVelvet: It amazes me the personal shit I see people air on there.
It amazes me that even if you take precautions to not air your private stuff there, your acquaintances will air it for you.
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nijuu: Dont people ever get sick of all the shite about Privacy this privacy that always cropping up?. Overkill. I used facebook to keep in touch with friends i would never otherwise be able to keep in touch with.I have some personal details on it, but certainly nothing secretive (mind u there are some fake stuff i put on their... but genuine friends know whats real or not).
It depends, if only it was about your closest friends. From the past, I remember a couple of ladies I dated not liking something they found online with my name (yes, they always google +"your name" +"axe murderer" +"ladies clothes"). Nothing gruesome, but I just got kinda tired of explaining what it was about and connecting the dots for them.

In fact, it was me who in those cases decided to call it quits, it just felt kinda silly as I hadn't even thought of googling their backgrounds either, and they were asking about something I might had written online with my own name 10-15 years earlier.

It could be even something like "So, you've played lots of video games in the past... what are you, 13 years old? Hehehehe...", Please, bitches.

Also, I'd hate it if I didn't get the job I always wanted because the tightwad to-be boss didn't like my party picture.

I don't have a Facebook account, and since I've been able to avoid it this long when the Facebook graze seems to come to its end anyway, maybe I never will.
Post edited March 22, 2012 by timppu
I find it funny how people oppose to facebook, but they are fine with google taking all information they want, even if they didn't ask you for permission (like street viewing you naked in your yard)

Facebook at least uses all the info you provided them.
Post edited March 22, 2012 by keeveek
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keeveek: I find it funny how people oppose to facebook, but they are fine with google taking all information they want, even if they didn't ask you for permission (like street viewing you naked in your yard)

Facebook at least uses all the info you provided them.
because you do not have any privacy when you are outside. if you are naked in your yard, i can take out my camera and film you without you having any right to object...
Post edited March 22, 2012 by lukaszthegreat
No. You can't take a photo of private person and publish it unless it's in crowded area , like on city square, or park, or a party.

If you're on your lawn, the taker of the photo has to obtain your permission to use your image.

At least in civilized countries, where privacy is a right, not privillage.

Also, if you're taking and spreading the photo of naked person without her/his permission, it's a felony in Poland. (unless you make it impossible to recognize her/him)
Post edited March 22, 2012 by keeveek