He says today privacy concerns although justified, can also lead people into being afraid to take action.
A recent article published by the Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/
DC Fawcett commented, “I think people should be concerned about privacy, no one wants their identity stolen. But the privacy complaints I’m hearing about are from social sites like Facebook monitoring everything from comments to likes, this gets into personal preferences. As a marketer, the more I know about my prospect, the better. Where many people are concerned, and rightly so, is what will governments use this information for, especially less peaceful and hospitable countries.”
Privacy concerns have also been the subject of hoaxes. A recent story on NBC news shed light on a Facebook hoax over privacy concerns. The hoax claimed that Facebook would have the right to use your comments and/or photos for its own personal
A spokesperson for Facebook told msnbc.com it is aware of the "recent status update that is being widely shared implying the ownership of your Facebook content has recently changed. This is not true and has never been the case. Facebook does not own your data and content."
DC Fawcett commented, “If a Facebook user is uncomfortable with the site tracking your comments or likes, or making your content available to the US government you should avoid posting anything that could be considered questionable on Facebook. However, as far as I know, Facebook and other social sites have to comply with authorities if they ask for records of your content. But there’s also the right to address grievances, which the First Amendment allows. The terror that a young Marine faced last August for posting anti-government messages on Facebook is all part of the growing trend over privacy concerns.”
DC Fawcett is referring to a decorated Marine who has served this nation in two wars. Brandon Raub was arrested for airing his critical views of the government on Facebook as reported by the Salem News (http://www.salem-
DC Fawcett commented, “We as a people have come to love free speech but often times it can be misconstrued. If people just take the time to present the facts with their statements, this can go a long way in preventing heartache and misery for simply voicing an opinion about the government on Facebook. With freedom of speech comes responsibility. Although I feel the Marine has every right to say what he wants, especially considering he fought for this country, I also think there’s a right way and a wrong way to say things.”
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