Posted by: kidwithsmurf
Posted: 4th May 2018
My behaviour on Facebook hasn't changed since hearing about this scandal as I didn't need a privacy scandal to know that posting things online publicly or even shared to friends only can always end badly. This is why I've always tried to be conscious of what I post and rarely post on my Facebook to make sure nothing can be used against me or misused. I know many people post whatever they want and are fine, but knowing my luck I'll be one of the people who aren’t.
Hence, I understand there is meant to be rules, laws, policies etc in place to stop things being used against you or even misused... but let's face it, this is the Internet and there is no saying what or how people will use what you post to it, be that Facebook or any other website. For example on how what you post online can easily be used without your permission or even you knowing for good or bad, I posted a feedback review on the Google Play Appstore for an App and a local newspaper company quoted part of that review without even asking for my permission to put it alongside their article or if I agreed to have it in the article.
Overall, my behaviour hasn’t changed following the Facebook privacy scandal and I am just as conscious about what I share and post online as I always was before the scandal. Plus, if it wasn’t for Facebook to have been caught out first it would’ve been some other website and so on and we can’t just not use the Internet or stop websites/companies from getting our data online as to do this we’d have to stop using computers, phones, technology and the likes which in 2018 isn’t a viable option.