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by kwackers
21 Mar 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

Well, you began by suggesting that my friend could have changed his privacy settings, even though I'd clearly said that he didn't have a Facebook account. So if he doesn't have a FB account then I don't see the problem. Sure someone can write "Joe Bloggs in The Swann" but if they don't wa...
by kwackers
21 Mar 2018, 10:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

If all of the FaceBook users used Usernames, none of this sorry mess could have happened. Which fundamentally breaks the thing that made FB a success. The ability to be on and be found by folk searching for you. Pseudonyms are pointless for anything other than generalities (like this forum). There ...
by kwackers
21 Mar 2018, 10:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

If you'd only said that at the beginning, you wouldn't have needed to build all those straw men. Anyway, as you've invoked the internet door-slam ("get over it"), I will reply with "WAKE UP SHEEPLE!" Can't really use a straw man to argue against made up scenarios... Social media...
by kwackers
21 Mar 2018, 7:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Self driving car kills pedestrian.
Replies: 127
Views: 8214

Re: Self driving car kills pedestrian.

Robots and AI will affect lots and lots of jobs. Worrying about truck drivers is almost irrelevant in the general scale of things. It can't be stopped because a lot of the tech can actually simply be downloaded and used right now. The next 2 or 3 decades are going to be very interesting if for no ot...
by kwackers
20 Mar 2018, 7:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

There may be a family dispute (common enough). Suppose one person is so traumatised that they can't bear to even think of the other (no crimes committed). And imagine that someone is stuck between the two factions, trying to keep friendly with both. Then imagine they go to a party where they are ph...
by kwackers
20 Mar 2018, 4:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

Even where it isn't really you but you can't prove it? https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23731690-200-face-faking-ai-isnt-just-for-porn-it-will-change-the-world/ Yep. I'm hung like a donkey. In some ways photoshop already takes away any certainty. Face faking is just photoshop on steroids with...
by kwackers
20 Mar 2018, 3:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

No, I don't agree with that but they've been found out, there's a lot of noise and stuff will happen because of it so it's all good. If the illegal activities of Facebook and CA have given us Trump and Brexit, I'd argue that it's very far from good. You'd rather they hadn't been found out? Prior to...
by kwackers
20 Mar 2018, 12:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

There are, of course, exceptions. It's not something that I worry too much about. It's easy enough to find out birthdates from other sources. It's not like it's something that is easily kept secret in the information age. There's almost nothing you can't learn about someone if you really want to. W...
by kwackers
20 Mar 2018, 11:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

I wonder who will be using the face recognition. Anyone who want's to. One of the things about FB is that pics can be hidden from public view - i.e. away from bots. But pictures exist all over the web on unprotected sites such as this, or public folders in photo sharing, websites etc etc. Making a ...
by kwackers
20 Mar 2018, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

I think that people who willingly given their personal information to organisations like Facebook can only expect Facebook to comply with the agreed T&Cs. Only if Facebook (and others) break these T&Cs do they have any complaint about their data being used for questionable purposes. I think...
by kwackers
20 Mar 2018, 11:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

Have named photos of myself posted online is not something I'd want (anonymous not such an issue despite face recognition, etc. - for me it comes down to balance/compromise). Face recognition makes this entire discussion moot. It gets better daily and the best systems are already pretty good. Fairl...
by kwackers
20 Mar 2018, 11:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

I could post a picture on here and tag someones name. In that regard this forum is as rubbish as Facebook. Is it? One of the big problems with facebook tags is that they aren't simply names but some sort of unique identifiers - I think the default is a person's name with a number postscript, like f...
by kwackers
20 Mar 2018, 11:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

As I said, it happens in private homes too. In which case if the owner of the home didn't forbid it then the photo is the property of the person who took it and they can do with it as they wish. Does anyone here post named photographs on the forum without permission? I've no idea, but they can if t...
by kwackers
20 Mar 2018, 10:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

In this case it was a pub. Is that a public place? It happens in people's homes too. I've yet to find a pub that didn't allow photos and were the public weren't allowed; that makes it public. My friend had no agency in this. He was the one being snapped. Not being a Facebook user, he has no Privacy...
by kwackers
20 Mar 2018, 10:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?
Replies: 102
Views: 5347

Re: Who here is ON, and who NOT ON, facebook?

Here's a nice quiz to see how much Cambridge Analytica know about you:

How much does Cambridge Analytica know about you?