Have you ever wondered what the big deal is about the privacy issues with Facebook? I’m about to school you. This one’s for Zuckerberg, that slimy weasel. That sell out. Handing over people’s private information for profit. Time to go to class.
As I’ve stated before, I’m no longer on Facebook with the exception of staying connected with my family. I’m rarely on Facebook anymore. WordPress is now my home for causing trouble and ensuing hilarity. But when I was active on Facebook, sometimes I would click on random stranger’s profiles. The majority of them had their privacy settings so that you couldn’t see their photos, but some of them left their photos public. Booyah. I would leaf through random stranger’s photos and download various pics that I found either humorous or interesting.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the photos, if anything. But they were made public property. They were now mine and yours thanks to your boy, Zuckerberg, and all the many changes Facebook makes throughout the years. If you don’t stay on top of it, your photos very well could be made public without your knowledge.
So what’s the big deal? Most likely nothing. That is unless someone with a creative mind, too much time on his hands, and killer Photoshop skills gets a hold of them.
Above is a photo of me that I’ll be using for the purpose of this educational demonstration. With a little Photoshop magic, I’m about to go make some new Facebook friends. These are complete strangers. I’ve never met any of them in my life. If you happen to recognize any of the folks, tell them I said hello. And if you don’t recognize any of them, don’t worry. I’ve downloaded several hundred more photos, so maybe your friends will be in the next round. And who knows? Maybe some of you dimwits will be as well. Now let’s go Facebooking, shall we? We definitely shall.
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Change your Facebook settings to private, you dimwits! And make sure you tell Zuckerberg to suck it. That slimy weasel.