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Can't change name on facebook without uploading a government photo ID?

RUsum1 1,672 August 29, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Did the airlines buy out facebook recently? I didn't know they were so hardcore about names. My current name isn't even remotely close to being legit but they let me create my account with it. Now I want to add a nickname and it says it can't because it's not my real name. Guess I'm stuck with it?? Or is there a way around this without tipping facebook off that my original name was fake to begin with?

edit: and what's with the sudden link to facebook with everything I do on this site? Why does ever message have a popup box asking if I also want to make the post on my facebook account? 99.8% of the world is not that interesting where every blog or forum post needs multiple mediums.

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is the recent slowness of the site due to the new facebook invasion? Half of the time my pages just get stuck loading so I have to stop and refresh, sometimes a couple times just for a page to load fully
I've been thinking exactly that but didn't want to say anything, as my anti FB position is well known, so I figured people might say that it was a biased comment, but since the very day that the FB thing started, there are times that I have to battle like a fool to get into SD.
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Slowdown? I have the antisocial list in my AdBlock and have Ghostery and disconnect installed. I also opted out of every facebook option sd gave me a choice on.

I like the redundancy of these options because it makes it easier to selectively enable some of these third party page elements when blocking them messes things up.
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Delete it & create a new one (or better yet, don't).

Don't live your life on FB - all of those links you're seeing all over the place when you're logged in? That's the data that FB is collecting about you to sell to marketers who can now target you based on all of your web surfing habits. FB has a MOUNTAIN of data on you - they know where you surf to; then know where you live & where you eat out; where you shop & what you buy; what games you play and who you're friends with, etc etc etc.

Mark Z's idea for facebook is that EVERY TRANSACTION you do on the internet will go through them - this is why you now see a facebook logon on just about everything you can log into (including SD now). I never have & never will use that 'log in through Facebook!' link on anything I subscribe to, because I don't want ANY marketing company to know that much about me.

Just remember - if you use a free web service, you're not a customer - you're the product being sold. (I forget who said that originally, but props to them.)
I don't really use the site. The reason the name is fake to begin with is because I only made it to get coupons that were posted on here and for bonus entries in the daily contests. I have all of eight friends and two pictures of myself. I also make sure to log out every time I'm done on the site because I had a feeling that they track me even if I don't have the page open.
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I think Facebook has has taken the concept of social networking a bit too seriously.
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Facebook is out of control..they are in everyone's face whether you use them our not. They need to go away permanently. Its sad people find it useful at all... who the hell cares whats going on with an extended friend base. Live your own life..geez.
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Finally, "undesirable" profiles accounted for the remainder, about 14m, which are deemed to be in breach of Facebook's terms and conditions. The company said this typically means accounts that have been set up to send spam messages or content to other Facebook users.
What about all the spam we receive from Facebook? I keep getting notifications that I have one new photo tag but when I check, it isn't anywhere to be found. Not to mention the timeline "feature". Annoyed
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FB=pure evil
Indeed they are and ANYONE THAT GIVES THEM A PHOTO ID IS MORE HOPELESS THAN I THOUGHT! (And i saw someone in the last week saying they couldnt access thier acct so they did it)

Unreal......
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Indeed they are and ANYONE THAT GIVES THEM A PHOTO ID IS MORE HOPELESS THAN I THOUGHT! (And i saw someone in the last week saying they couldnt access thier acct so they did it)

Unreal......
I love your new thread.
Maybe this will wake a few people up, as to what they got themselves into, when they joined FB and opened up their lives for all to see.
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I love your new thread.
Maybe this will wake a few people up, as to what they got themselves into, when they joined FB and opened up their lives for all to see.
Well thank you my friend.... THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE and most ppl do not realise just how serious it is!!
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Well thank you my friend.... THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE and most ppl do not realise just how serious it is!!
In some states, the use of a fake driver's license has been made into a felony. A felony is more serious than a misdemeanor. In the short term, it means more jail time, higher fines, and years-long suspension of driving privileges. In the long term, a felony means you now have a criminal record. That will make it much harder for you to find a job, it can mean difficulties getting into school, and you may never be allowed to own a gun or vote.
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In some states, the use of a fake driver's license has been made into a felony. A felony is more serious than a misdemeanor. In the short term, it means more jail time, higher fines, and years-long suspension of driving privileges. In the long term, a felony means you now have a criminal record. That will make it much harder for you to find a job, it can mean difficulties getting into school, and you may never be allowed to own a gun or vote.
If you actually reproduce a physical copy sure you could get in some trouble. I really doubt the same laws would apply to a "novelty" digital image sent to a business. You might violate the site's tos or even commit perjury depending on how the site worded and structured things, but a felony, doubtful. It isn't exactly as if facebook is connected to dmv databases to verify the id. They do probably do some things to attempt to detect digital alterations, but those could probably be overcome by converting the image to black and white or greyscale with a low bit rate.
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If you actually reproduce a physical copy sure you could get in some trouble. I really doubt the same laws would apply to a digital image sent to a business. You might violate the site's tos or even commit perjury depending on how the site worded and structured things, but a felony, doubtful.
It might depend on the intent, more than the action itself.
The real problem in all this, is FB itself and the mountain of negative aspects about it, from members being spied on, to kids spending their lives on FB and never developing social skills, much less their bodies, to giving out private info that could lead to you being a crime victim, and tons more.
It is NOT safe to let all your private info hang out that way.
It's like walking through the roughest gang controlled neighbourhood,, with a wad of money in your hand, saying, "look at me, I have a big wad of money".
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Has anyone noticed the new privacy settings for newly uploaded profile pictures? The default setting is for public access. It has never been like this until recently.

Has anyone found a setting or something that can be changed to prevent this? I don't want "public" to be the default option...
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Has anyone noticed the new privacy settings for newly uploaded profile pictures? The default setting is for public access. It has never been like this until recently.

Has anyone found a setting or something that can be changed to prevent this? I don't want "public" to be the default option...
They rolled out that change a long time ago, but if you applied stricter settings to the album as a whole new uploads were had those settings too. Now, they've taken this option away forcing you to apply privacy settings to each photo individually.

My top complaints with facebook are:
  • The new @facebook email scheme profile update, timed so everyone who syncs iOS 6 devices with facebook will get this crap added to their address book.
  • Facebook telling me I don't have permission to decline some invites people sent me and use to bombard me with spam.
  • I scrubbed my profile when they rolled out forced "likes" and refuse to participate in that system on privacy grounds (graph api anyone EEK!) at least not from an account that contains any information of value to marketers.
  • Force transition to the hideous timeline view. I was hoping it would let me continue refusing this downgrade but alas, next week I get timelined Mad
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