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I'm someone who's undergone a complete life/self overhaul. I'm now a professional in my dream job, balancing an amazing relationship, a healthy body, a healthy self image, my passions, my family and surrounding myself with good people. It's hard, not gonna lie. But I'm here to help, to inspire and say "you're not alone."

Me, today. 6.5.12. The End of Privacy?

Today you might have seen some warnings and disclaimers from folks posting to not let Facebook use their photos, comments or any content in their page. Here’s why, in a Mercury News article  “It’s (FB) also letting advertisers direct ads into users’ news feeds. Both represent significant shifts for the company, which has until now restricted marketers’ presence on certain parts of its service.”

What does this mean? This means that if you post about the great time you had at New Belgium’s brew tour, there could be a New Belgium add there suddenly posted.

Ladies, and everyone really. Be aware. What you place on Facebook or any social networking site is tracked, documented and kept for later use. With all the ways to share your life, it’s almost impossible not to anymore. It’s the end of privacy as we know it. Others can “check you in” to a place, telling of your time and location. People can take a picture of you and tag it with out you even knowing the picture existed. Be aware, and be careful.

Especially with employers now doing a Google search on any new potential employee, we don’t want a picture of you taking a body shot off of that cute bartender popping up at a very inopportune time.

To protect yourself, assume everything you do on the internet is public and tracked. One of my earlier posts shows that the government can even track and view the contents of your private emails and messages. Nothing is private any more.

 

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