Face Book users

By
Real Estate Agent with Keffer Realty

I just received this email and I wanted to know if anyone else received and if so how do you feel about it?  Is Face Book really selling our profiles?

For Facebook Users Only - January 2008

Has your privacy been compromised?

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Visit this site to see if your privacy has been compromised.

In early November 2007, Facebook launched an advertising service that can track
the activities of Facebook users on a number of business websites.
It can then report that activity to the user's Facebook "friends".

Participating online businesses can now track the activities of Facebook users.
This way they can deliver targeted advertising to the user's Facebook "friends".

For example, if you rented a particular movie from Blockbuster.com,
now all your Facebook friends know what movie you rented... NOT COOL

According to the Federal Video Privacy Protection Act, a video tape service provider (this covers DVD's too)
who knowingly discloses, to ANY person, the personally identifiable information concerning any consumer of such a provider,
that provider is liable to the person whose information was disclosed. (THIS MEANS YOU)

The same law allows a court to award damages (MONEY) to the person whose information was revealed.

Has your privacy been compromised? If so you may be entitled to monetary damages.

I don't like this but I really don't know if it is true or some sort of spam, have you heard anything about this?

Thank You!

Sorry for all the duplicate post, I don't know what I did to do it, but I do apologize!

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Comments (7)

Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Interesting Lorinda, I've always wondered about all the places you register on facebook. I don't use the share your video's app on there.
Jan 18, 2008 11:22 PM
Robert Huntsinger
Empire Realty - Upland, CA
Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount

I have note received it, I can not imagine that Blockbuster would start sharing that info, if they do I guess I better stop renting those Disney flicks.

Take care!

RJH

Jan 18, 2008 11:24 PM
Walter Jones
901 Realtors - Memphis, TN
Real Estate Entrepreneur and Realtor

Personally I think its somewhat of a chain-letter type scam.   People use this big headline to link you up to their site.

Facebook is big enough that they don't have to use deceptive tactics to generate revenue in my opinion.(They were hyped on ABC during the presidential debate two weeks ago as a way to track the debate)

that's my opinion......It was free so I'm sure it is worth what you paid for it!

 www.myspace.com/walterjoneshomes

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558562537

 

Walter

Jan 18, 2008 11:33 PM
Lorinda Ward
Keffer Realty - Norfolk, VA
Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach

Walter, that is what I was thinking but I thought I better get a another opinion.

Robert, that is another reason why I think it is spam they would have sent this email to everyone possible.I know a lot of AR members would have heard about this and report it.

Missy, I rent a lot of horror and comedy I think I would totally confuse the public.

Everyone thank you for commenting!

Jan 18, 2008 11:42 PM
D B
Quakertown, PA
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Lorinda Ward I have not seen this, but I will check, back to this posting to see the comments from others Don
Jan 18, 2008 11:54 PM
Lorinda Ward
Keffer Realty - Norfolk, VA
Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach
Hi Donald, I believe we are an easy target for people who love to fill our email with spam.
Jan 19, 2008 12:05 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Lorinda, I don't have a Facebook account so I really don't know. Hopefully it is a scam of some sort, is there a way to notify anyone?
Jan 19, 2008 04:19 AM