Zuckerberg lectures Microsoft, Google on privacy

According to Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google collect far more information on their users than Facebook. “It's just that they're collecting that about you behind your back,” he said during an appearance on the Charlie Rose show Monday night.

“...They're collecting this huge amount of information about you and you never know that.” Facebook itself has faced harsh criticism for collecting too much information about their users, and so it may come as somewhat of a surprise to hear Zuckerberg say that Facebook actually handles users' privacy better than other companies.

“I think it's really about control. The real question for me is do people have the tools that they need in order to make those decisions well? I think that these companies with those big ad networks are basically getting away with collecting huge amounts of information.” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said that whereas Microsoft and other companies allow users little control as to what type of information is collected and how that information is shared, Facebook is “the most privacy-focused place for anyone to share anything.”

 

While some will no doubt disagree with Zuckerberg's statements, both about other companies and Facebook's own policies, he does manage to raise a good point. Just how much data do corporations collect about us when we don't even know about it? If we could look into the files of some of the major advertising firms and, yes, Facebook, we might be shocked to find what a detailed profile of ourselves we might find. Just a few years ago, this might have been unthinkable, but today we regularly submit ourselves to being tracked and profiled every time we log on to certain websites. They know who we are, where we are, what we like and, yes, what we did last summer.

 

Image courtesy of PCMag

 

 

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Facebook have more information than the other companies im afraid to say. Its used on a daily basis by many people it knows there likes, dislikes, if they are single married with a partner what movies they like music games etc etc it then knows who your friends are, your home address and telephone if you entered it along with theirs. Hotmail and google only get that if the other person entered that info and/or you entered it on your account.

We all know Zuckerburg can access anyones account when he likes, you can not even block him if you want to because he likes the power of being a god over the internet. I really dont like him, Facebook was a great invention that he stole i admit. But changes he and the company make are idiotic at times and trying to contact someone about an issue is impossible! Right now i have 99 notifications which im unable to get rid of you email them and get an automated response thats useless.

My biggest reason for not using facebook and blocking it at the company firewall: Zuckerberg is creepy. I don't care if he stopped collecting data tomorrow, he is still as creepy as he ever was and face book (like buttons and all) are not allowed on my network.

I'm thinking the searches that were done that we wouldn't want anyone to know what we searched for. Far as I'm concerned, what I've typed on Google to search the interwebz for, can be a lot more threatning than the info we put on facebook.

reading his quotes, this came to mind...mainly the "thirty grand to the highest bidder but chris rock said there's no sex in this champagne room" & "he without sin cast the first stone :

"Perfect Gentleman"

(This one's goin' out to the strip joints
Yo, meet me at Suzy's Rendez-vous
For every Go-Go Bar
I'm gonna send this one out to the gentlemen's clubs
Magic City, New York dogs, Rolex
I be seeing you all up in there late at night
I understand when your girl is stressing you out
(Crazy girls) Know what I'm saying?
Don't let the ladies fool you all now, fellows
They be doin' the same thing you all be doin'
Turn up my symphony, man.
Turn up my symphony!
Drop a BEAT!)

[Chorus:]
Just 'cause she dances go-go
It don't make her a ho, no
Maxine, put your red shoes on
We going to the disco
We gonna elope to Mexico
Called up my mama, said I'm in love with a stripper, yo

[Verse 1]
Ten grand, let me see you shake it like you got no bones in your body and you was made to be a celebrity
Twenty grand, know it's a sin, but before me you show me a little more skin it would fulfill my fantasy
Thirty grand, to the highest bidder but Chris Rock said, 'There's no sex in the champagne room'
Forty grand, looked into her eyes, I saw tears falling down, type of tears that money couldn't buy

[Chorus 2X]

[Verse 2]
[Wyclef]
Excuse me, what is your name?
[Hope]
Uh, my name is Hope, yo
I was blessed with the body of the Goddesses
Have you any idea how hard this is?
I could flex in 25 positions
But I only work here to pay my tuition
Yo, tantalizing teaser
Table-top pleaser
Give me what I need a Mastercard a Visa
Lap dance fantasy
Picture us on an all white canopy
Wyclef extended his hand to me
Like Billy D. said he's feeling me
Take me away from here, so far
Where they ride horses, no cars
No more stripping in bars
Me and you 'Clef, against the odds

[Chorus 2X]

(Yo a lot of you all sitting with you all girls
fronting like the Budweiser commercial
Talking about, 'I, I don't be going to the strip joints'
You're lying man! You'd be surprised who you see up in there man.
I got one question for you liars, man)

Shot callers, what are you, a preacher?
You're calling her a hooker? He without sin cast the first stone.
I met her on the subway, she gave me that VIP card
And told me if I ever have problems,
Don't hesitate to come by, yeah, yeah, yeah

[Chorus 2X]

Call up my mama said I'm in love with a stripper yo!

(Yo baby, can I get another lap dance?
I tell you I got nothing but funny money, man.
New York Dogs.)

WP7 said,
reading his quotes, this came to mind...mainly the "thirty grand to the highest bidder but chris rock said there's no sex in this champagne room" & "he without sin cast the first stone :

"Perfect Gentleman"

(This one's goin' out to the strip joints
Yo, meet me at Suzy's Rendez-vous
For every Go-Go Bar
I'm gonna send this one out to the gentlemen's clubs
Magic City, New York dogs, Rolex
I be seeing you all up in there late at night
I understand when your girl is stressing you out
(Crazy girls) Know what I'm saying?
Don't let the ladies fool you all now, fellows
They be doin' the same thing you all be doin'
Turn up my symphony, man.
Turn up my symphony!
Drop a BEAT!)

[Chorus:]
Just 'cause she dances go-go
It don't make her a ho, no
Maxine, put your red shoes on
We going to the disco
We gonna elope to Mexico
Called up my mama, said I'm in love with a stripper, yo

[Verse 1]
Ten grand, let me see you shake it like you got no bones in your body and you was made to be a celebrity
Twenty grand, know it's a sin, but before me you show me a little more skin it would fulfill my fantasy
Thirty grand, to the highest bidder but Chris Rock said, 'There's no sex in the champagne room'
Forty grand, looked into her eyes, I saw tears falling down, type of tears that money couldn't buy

[Chorus 2X]

[Verse 2]
[Wyclef]
Excuse me, what is your name?
[Hope]
Uh, my name is Hope, yo
I was blessed with the body of the Goddesses
Have you any idea how hard this is?
I could flex in 25 positions
But I only work here to pay my tuition
Yo, tantalizing teaser
Table-top pleaser
Give me what I need a Mastercard a Visa
Lap dance fantasy
Picture us on an all white canopy
Wyclef extended his hand to me
Like Billy D. said he's feeling me
Take me away from here, so far
Where they ride horses, no cars
No more stripping in bars
Me and you 'Clef, against the odds

[Chorus 2X]

(Yo a lot of you all sitting with you all girls
fronting like the Budweiser commercial
Talking about, 'I, I don't be going to the strip joints'
You're lying man! You'd be surprised who you see up in there man.
I got one question for you liars, man)

Shot callers, what are you, a preacher?
You're calling her a hooker? He without sin cast the first stone.
I met her on the subway, she gave me that VIP card
And told me if I ever have problems,
Don't hesitate to come by, yeah, yeah, yeah

[Chorus 2X]

Call up my mama said I'm in love with a stripper yo!

(Yo baby, can I get another lap dance?
I tell you I got nothing but funny money, man.
New York Dogs.)

Your post is irrelevant, nobody wants to read lyrics....Can't make some kind of reasonable opinion on the topic at hand...DON'T POST!

Anyways, I think that Facebook collects just as much as everyone else. Because look what happened before people had a bitch fit about the privacy and using peoples info etc.

TCA said,

Your post is irrelevant, nobody wants to read lyrics....Can't make some kind of reasonable opinion on the topic at hand...DON'T POST!

Anyways, I think that Facebook collects just as much as everyone else. Because look what happened before people had a bitch fit about the privacy and using peoples info etc.

No sense von humour, oui?

MASTER260 said,
...I just lost all faith in humanity.

just dont trust the douches who are economical with the truth regarding your pirvacy. like Fudbook does.

Facebook don't either. All privacy polices don't go deep into what or who they share the data with. It's a rare thing to see a privacy policy that is transparent, usually the ones which don't collect anything.

What Facebook does is deliberately make it hard and confusing for users to understand privacy settings which results in Facebook and 3rd parties collecting far more information that users would probably not be willing to share if they knew.

Privacy is takeing data, chopping it up and selling it to the higest bidder, thats privacy, MS and Google, you are doing it wrong! especially you MS! Google, not so bad.... *ahem*

neufuse said,
Privacy is takeing data, chopping it up and selling it to the higest bidder, thats privacy, MS and Google, you are doing it wrong! especially you MS! Google, not so bad.... *ahem*

Facebook is definitely doing it 'right'.

The quantity of information Microsoft and Google collects might be greater, but I would imagine Facebook gets a much higher quality of information.

threetonesun said,
The quantity of information Microsoft and Google collects might be greater, but I would imagine Facebook gets a much higher quality of information.

Exactly. Facebook is way more invasive than the others out there which is my primary complaint about it. Facebook basically forces you to use your real name etc etc. other sites you generally can stay more anonymous.

ThaCrip said,

Exactly. Facebook is way more invasive than the others out there which is my primary complaint about it. Facebook basically forces you to use your real name etc etc. other sites you generally can stay more anonymous.

Two huge differences.....

Facebook : People voluntarily disclose all the information they want and give it to facebook... Your typing it directly into their database.

Search Engines : they gather information based upon where you live, what you search, the things you read, the pictures you look at, the videos you watch.. They make a basic profile about you doing this and try to figure out your needs based upon that profile..

"facebook forces you to use your real name" - google and bing force you to use your real searches!.. lol if you want to use a fake name on facebook you can.. Many of my friends put just an initial for their first and a middle name for their last so I dont see your point..