Except cges said that you see these options when you sign up for Google+.....back when I used Facebook, once I learned those became options, through a news article possibly even on
Yeah, because Settings -> Privacy Settings is so damn hard.
Correction: your profile will be public,but you can opt to only show your first and last name.
Oh wow. Such a relief.
As much as I also hate Zuckerberg, he is spot on. At least with Facebook I have control over what my information is made public. Most of the hate towards Facebook on slashdot seems to come from users with no practical use or just out of touch fear. You CAN change what information is public and what you want to give out. In fact you can make everything private if you want to, and Facebook doesn't allow Google to index that private information.
When you sign up to Google+, see these very information:
- Google can use your information to prodive targeted marketing across Google sites and every affiliated site (ie. millions of sites where AdWords is installed)
- Show photo geo location information in newly uploaded albums and photos.
- Show this profile publicly (enabled by default)
But obviously because they also release sports games, which are btw really favored those that do have interest in sports games, they're really shitty and do nothing good. Grow up already.
same here. I'm a good coder, but who has TIME to audit every damned thing?
we do need auditing services. it should be non-profit and community/trust based. ie, like most opensource things.
I don't like a VENDOR being in control. I want it to be 'we the people' so to speak. that way its not political and not under some profit (or even government) directive, one way or another.
Most open source software/distros are made by for-profit organizations.. Now I dont say that is a bad thing, it's great to have support. But YOU need to learn some things.
The problem are pure business guys who understand everything the MBA tought them, but don't have a true appreciation for the type if business they are running.
That is true for almost everyone working for a company. When you look for a job, you look for something that is somewhat related to your interests and knowledge. It's never your dream or exactly what you wanted to do.. but it's close enough. How do you know that the MBA's don't feel the same way? I think this kind of thinking is exactly the problem geeks have about other people - putting down their knowledge or interests.
How are they a pain in the Butt of their neighbors?
You know, maybe it has something to do with the fact that US and other western countries dumped them on area and just said to the existing people that the land now belongs to israel?
People work best together. You mix the best attributes from several different kinds of people. Hell, if you want a good geeky example look at different classes in multiplayer games. No one can do or master everything. That's why it's best to do what you know yourself and let other people handle the other parts.