Facebook and twitter do not care about their users, that is my point of view. In todays show TV3 Dokumentär 20120809 on TV3 they show the negative sides of Twitter and Facebook when users are caught in identity thefts.
Users who are victims of identity theft are left without help, we are told in the TV3 documentary. Although users report on pages made for registration of identity thefts or abuse nothing happens, we are also told. The users do not get any response and the identity thefts can continue. I happen to know that many users get no help from the Police either. Identity theft are not investigated by the police, they only make the report and dismiss the case and the user is standing there without help.
In the TV show we get to know that some have their whole lifes effected negatively, for example, a former principal, a former Big Brother participant, a famous musician present their cases on TV3 Dokumentär on how their lives have been negatively affected both mentally and in some cases professionally.
I think it’s such a shame that Twitter and Facebook are not forced to take responsibility. How can people even dare using these services? How can people even continue to use these services when they so obviously do not care about their users?
Even those without accounts can be effected. Identity theft people are idiots and dangerous to society.
These companies can go on since no state makes them take responsiblity. Even other type of accounts like Skype don´t help user either. Mails to them are replied with the wrong standardized solutions that do not work. I know, I have been there.
These large coorporations don´t give a fuck about the normal users. Facebook, Skype, Twitter and so many more leave hacked users without help. I know I have been there once. I know what it is like. I know that the state don´t help any. If we are gonna change it we need to speak up as the public. We need to demonstrate peacefully, we need to talk to people, hand out information outside the Subway and other public places. We need to take action in all things we wanna change, otherwise nothing will happen.
Most users should be allowed access to their stolen or by others wrongfully created accounts and be able to destroy them, but not at some companies they cannot. If someone changed the password and the reset password don´t work or don´t get to you mailbox… then you are screwed. The account is there forever mocking you. That is how i.e. Skype, owned by Microsoft, handles their stuff. NO HELP! And these companies are pretty rich, I mean Microsoft… they have gotten plenty of money from ALL over the world for their operating systems and stuff.
Maybe we need them to start caring about the users privacy? So far they haven´t given a shit as long as they made money.
www.tv3.se, TV3 Dokumentär, 20120809, 20.00 CET.
This happens to normal people to, check this Youtube video (in Swedish):
More normal people caught in identity thefts (in English), uploaded on Youtube.com by WIBVTV, in this case however they are money frauds.
Here celebrities have been caught in identity thefts. Twitter says… they are going to “certify celebrities” ( a stamp that verifies the account), but it’s only for offical persons, not regular Annes or Joes:
A guy telling about Twitter, Facebook and other social websites and identity thefts. He gives interesting statistics: