Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Jul 18 16:58:06 UTC 2008

On Friday 18 July 2008, bruce wrote:
>ummm gene...
>forgive me.. but what the heck are you talking about! i use linkedin
>extensively.. never had a problem with it capturing my web site/travel
>information.. of course i ignore the ability to peruse my outlook/email
>addresses as i don't want to spam other people...
>it's perfectly ok for sites to ask you if they can use the information they
>collect on you for other purposes, as long as they spell the purposes out.
>it's also perfectly ok for you to not use their services..
>and i'm also willing to bet that you're wrong regarding any facebook client
>calling home, reporting all your internet travels..
>so, enlighten us, what's your real issue??? and yeah, i'm a 47 year old dude
>who's been dealing with tech when alot of these guys weren't finished
>crawling to their moms!!

Ahh, you are just a youngster yet, but you'll learn. :)  I got the electronics 
virus (its incurable) back in the middle 1940's from an alcoholic uncle, 
largely self educated, I quit school and started out doing consumer electronics 
service about the time others were freshmen in high school, but switched to tv 
engineering for the last 45 years, since '78 the sign on the door has said 
Chief Engineer, since '84 at a tv station here in WV.  Now 73, I keep trying to 
retire, but when TSHTF, my phone still rings.  It has been quite a ride so far.

There was a story, I think on /., 2-3 days ago about facebook and calling home.  
Apparently the person had caught it in the act, then checked the config he had 
set, and it was turned off, but it was reporting despite its being turned off.  
The exact details are lost in the CRS syndrome that seems to go with the 
accumulated years, but should be easily found.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com
>[mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com]On Behalf Of Gene Heskett
>Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 7:52 AM
>To: For users of Fedora
>Subject: Re: flock
>On Friday 18 July 2008, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>>type flockOn Fri, 18 Jul 2008, Rex Dieter wrote:
>>> Arnav Kalra wrote:
>>> > How can i install flock on my fedora 8 laptop
>>> What is flock?  What are you looking for?
>>flock is a social network-oriented browser, with hooks for stuff like
>>facebook, linkedin, etc.
>One old farts opinion:
>Why should we enable these creeps who exist solely for the purpose of
>data on its users for sale to the highest bidder, or in some cases as a
>cruising site by pedophiles looking to score some underage action?  Doubt
>Google for facebook and calling home, facebook's user client ignores your
>wishes to keep quiet, and calls home to facebook, reporting all your web
>As one lady observed, scroom & the camel that rode in on them.
>Ditto for reunion.com, a bro-in-laws winderz box was infected just this past
>week.  It bombed everyone in his address database.
>All that stuff from linkedin etc that come in here gets fed to
>sa-learn -spam.
>For everyone who thinks those are neat sites, just remember TANSTAAFL.

>Cheers, Gene
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Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Be a better psychiatrist and the world will beat a psychopath to your door.

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