Is the CIA Following My Facebook Account?
Interesting post today on ConversationAgent about privacy concerns on Facebook. The video (below) is dated 2006, so there definitely needs to be more digging here, but it surely will raise your intrigue if you have an account. Here are my initial thoughts:
- The creepy voiceover, which I assume is the same person that did the initial legwork, unfortunately reminds me more of fear-mongering than someone who is unveiling a deep dark secret.
- I know that you can say I drink the Kool-aid, but much like Google, I just don't see Facebook selling out on their ridiculously loyal users.
- Let's say the worst possible scenario happens and everything I post on my Facebook account is being reviewed by the CIA...umm...ok. Maybe I just don't have anything to hide but it wouldn't bother me if they saw pictures of my trip to Guatemala or the fact that I went to Texas A&M. I understand that privacy groups would say that is just the tip of the iceberg, but I generally just don't feel threatened by this.
What do you think? - John Herrington