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Why So Private?

I got an e-mail today from someone complaining because Facebook is becoming less and less private. Facebook is starting to use your information in order to target specific ads in your direction. Why is anyone surprised? In fact, I'm surprised it took them this long to do it. In the end, it's all about making money. The guys from Facebook are allowed to make a living. I'm surprised they didn't charge everyone to join. When the telephone was invented, everyone didn't get free phone service. The same goes for electricity or telegrams. I don't think the dude who invented Facebook cares about your private life, he just wants to figure out a way to make money with his invention and I say more power to him. If you want to be private then don't open up a Facebook account or perhaps there should be an option to pay a monthly fee and then your info will be kept completely private. Remember, it's all about making money. For good or bad, that's the American way.

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