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Dropped the Facebook page.
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(09-09-2019, 12:28 PM)1sostatic Wrote: Take it from a data and information security professional ... Facebook + quite a lot of other social media is plain "spyware"... I know you're not going to like to hear it..those who have thrown their entire family lives into it... but it is scripted to extract your identity... there are ways of doing "reverse gear"... though it's long and complicated.
 Wow! looks like this started quite a conversation. Interesting comments and pretty much all agree social media is a potentially risky place to be. I have friends who put just about everything they do on Facebook, Instagram etc. etc. Why? Who cares what 'so-and-so' had for breakfast!! Maybe time to cut some "Friends" off.
But even on here, there are risks. We are world wide and even by posting our basic location, it occurred to me that it wouldn't be too hard for "someone less honest" to find us.... and our cars. However, I think those risks are minimal compared to the open media.
Be careful what we post, or it may come back to bite us!
Geoff.

I learn something new every day!
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I have a facebook account, get on it maybe once a month for about 2 - 3 minutes but have not posted anything in probably over a year. Never was one to post to social media, the only reason I created the account was so that I could message back and forth with my wife and kids the last time I was in Afghanistan. I would log in, see if their user names had the green icon showing they were online, and I would message them to let them know I was still alive. Other than that, I think too many people put to much personal business on there and don't need to read about the drama. I am on LinkedIn for the professional discussions but even that is getting bad with personnel drama and the political crap that everyone wants to post. Facebook, other social media and now LinkedIn are a few things in life that I can definitely do without and not miss at all.

Tom
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(09-09-2019, 05:27 PM)vintageman Wrote: I have a facebook account, get on it maybe once a month for about 2 - 3 minutes but have not posted anything in probably over a year. Never was one to post to social media, the only reason I created the account was so that I could message back and forth with my wife and kids the last time I was in Afghanistan. I would log in, see if their user names had the green icon showing they were online, and I would message them to let them know I was still alive. Other than that, I think too many people put to much personal business on there and don't need to read about the drama. I am on LinkedIn for the professional discussions but even that is getting bad with personnel drama and the political crap that everyone wants to post. Facebook, other social media and now LinkedIn are a few things in life that I can definitely do without and not miss at all. 

Tom
 Used as it was (or wasn't) intended, social media has it's uses as Tom describes. Beyond that, not so much. It's pathetic to see just about every teenager (or younger, or older) walking around with their damn phone stuck in their faces, texting or whatever. Whatever happened to "TALKING" to each other?

Okay, now I'm ranting again.

Geoff.

I learn something new every day!
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(09-09-2019, 03:37 PM)Stanglover Wrote: Be careful what we post, or it may come back to bite us!
Geoff.

That's what we try to advise everyone. Be real cautious 

we call identity the CUPP 

Commercial identity 
Utility  
Professional 
Personal

The summation of which attaches to value. YOUR value. Whether that be your information being shared to feed third party partners/adverts; or feeding the illicit behavior of those wishing to commit fraud. Either way you and your family's hard earned $$$s , even your home (there are cases) can be put at risk.

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I frequent the Facebook 71-3 account from time to time. No issues. Different perspectives there and I am always willing to learn something new about these car’s...
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(09-10-2019, 06:34 AM)7173Vert Wrote: I frequent the Facebook 71-3 account from time to time. No issues. Different perspectives there and I am always willing to learn something new about these car’s...

 There is for sure a different perspective and without doubt, there are some very interesting posts which I have indeed responded to, adding what I can from my mega knowledge. 
It comes down to personal choice. My choice was to remove myself from the site. Not because I think it's bad, but because I'm just not into the "Social Media" thing.
I just prefer the knowledge base on THIS Forum.
Geoff.

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