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Not according to Joan Goodchild, senior editor of CSO (Chief Security Officer) Online.She says your privacy may be at far greater risk of being violated than you know when you log onto Facebook, due to security gaffes or marketing efforts by the company.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.Perhaps the most frustrating thing is that the company rarely responds to inquiries. For instance, you may not realize that, when you are playing the popular games on Facebook, such as Farmville, or take those popular quizzes, every time you do that, you authorize an application to be downloaded to your profile that you may not realize gives information to third parties.Does Facebook share info about users with third parties through things such as Open Graph?About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.Facebook came under fire this week, when 15 privacy and consumer protection organizations filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, charging that the site, among other things, manipulates privacy settings to make users' personal information available for commercial use. It is not as inherently secure as people think it is when they log on every day. Facebook is considered a young company and it has been around a few years now. They are so young they are still trying to figure out how they are going to make money. It is hard to compare this to others; we have never had this phenomenon before in the way people are communicating with each other - only e-mail comes close. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, victims of Internet-related crimes lost $559 million in 2009. If you're not careful using Facebook, you are looking at the potential for identity theft, or possibly even something like assault if you share information with a dangerous person you think is actually a "friend." One British police agency recently reported the number of crimes they've responded to in the last year involving Facebook climbed 346 percent. Lately, it seems a week doesn't go by without some new news about a Facebook-related security problem.
Also, some Facebook users found their private chats accessible to everyone on their contact list - a major security breach that's left a lot of people wondering just how secure the site is. On "The Early Show on Saturday Morning," she spotlighted five dangers she says Facebook users expose themselves to, probably without aware of it:• Your information is being shared with third parties• Privacy settings revert to a less safe default mode after each redesign• Facebook ads may contain malware• Your real friends unknowingly make you vulnerable• Scammers are creating fake profiles Is Facebook a secure platform to communicate with your friends? Earlier this week, a publication called "Tech Crunch" discovered a security hole that made it possible for users to read their friends' private chats.
Open Graph is a new concept for them - they unveiled it last week at a conference.
It actually is basically a way to share the information in your profile with all kinds of third parties, such as partner websites, so they can have a better idea of your interests and what you are discussing, so they can - as they portray it - "make it a more personal experience."The theory behind Open Graph - even if they have not implemented it - is their whole business model, isn't it?
And the site is constantly under attack from hackers trying to spam these 400 million users, or harvest their data, or run other scams.
Certainly, there is a lot of criticism in the security community of Facebook's handling of security. There are all kinds of ways third parties can access information about you.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.