1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

facebook places I checked into

Discussion in 'Military' started by Simon's Mom, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:13 AM
    #1
    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom [OP] Wag More Bark Less

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Member:
    #1297
    Messages:
    8,279
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Judy or Jude :)
    SBurl Vermont
    Vehicle:
    13 TRD OR DC MGM
    Stock for now
    Recently FACEBOOK has introduced a new feature:
    "Places I Checked Into".
    This feature allows "friends" to see exactly where you are logging in from.

    Its been recommended that people (military etc.) are aware of this risk since by default the feature is turned on.

    Anyway, its been sent out to thru the commands to increase opsec awareness.
    Thought I would post it here since I did not see a thread on it & got something on it & not thru facebook.
    Here's a .pdf
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:25 AM
    #2
    Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    9,400
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Doublecab 4x4 IRP
    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
    Why would they add this "feature"?
     
  3. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:27 AM
    #3
    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Member:
    #26250
    Messages:
    1,252
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    2010 MGM SR5 4WD AC
    LED Dome, Reed Switched LEDs in Glove Box and Center Console, Bumper Fogs, Tailgate anti-theft, LEDs over Cig lighter, Back-up camera anytime, Outside Temp add-on, Hidden GPS power, Sockmonkey 3rd Brakelight decal, 4X4 switch illumination, reed switch controlled engine compartment Flood LEDs, Elite Hitch Cover, Plasti-dipped cupholders and door switch control panels, Elite Hitch Cover.

    You should NOT...unless you want to people to know where you are logging in from.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:39 AM
    #4
    Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    9,400
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Doublecab 4x4 IRP
    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...

    I mean why is this even an option from Facebook? It is getting too easy to stalk people or be stalked. :(
     
  5. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:47 AM
    #5
    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom [OP] Wag More Bark Less

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Member:
    #1297
    Messages:
    8,279
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Judy or Jude :)
    SBurl Vermont
    Vehicle:
    13 TRD OR DC MGM
    Stock for now
    yes I agree...there was recently an incident where I live where someone was found through FB & it did not end very well for the victim.
    The contact was initiated started through the network according to the police for they hadn't seen each other in years. Pretty messed up.

    I do not know why the feature is available though. Maybe someone else knows that, I do not have an account anymore.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2010 at 9:01 AM
    #6
    Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    9,400
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Doublecab 4x4 IRP
    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...

    My wife has one, it works well to keep an eye on our son. We still have to have discussions with him on what is really appropriate to share sometimes. Personally I hate facebook/myspace, it has caused more problems than anything.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2010 at 9:04 AM
    #7
    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Member:
    #12478
    Messages:
    16,877
    Gender:
    Male
    SGV, CA
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Offroad
    Facebook and Myspace is just a platform. Without users, it is nothing. It is the choices we make that affect us. Granted Facebook shouldnt automatically add this feature to our accounts and turn it on without a blatant warning, you cant really get angry at the network sites themselves.

    It's just like drugs...if it werent for the demand, there would be no supply
     
  8. Nov 18, 2010 at 9:05 AM
    #8
    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Member:
    #25056
    Messages:
    5,805
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    South-Pole
    Vehicle:
    09 DC 4x4 Blown Honda VTEC V8
    trd exhaust,step bars,vent visors,bed lights,tailgate mod
    x100000000000000000000000000000
     
  9. Nov 18, 2010 at 9:07 AM
    #9
    Lost_Humanity

    Lost_Humanity Bad decisions make great stories.

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Member:
    #36774
    Messages:
    1,516
    Gender:
    Male
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    It's a Toyota.
    Bumper Dent Mod
    I think it was supposed to be a feature for parental controls (like Jester's son) or as a pseudo-Foursquare.

    But I'm not sure. I've never even had a Facebook, so I don't know.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2010 at 9:13 AM
    #10
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,339
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    thats why you only friend close friends & family. dont go friending random people to have the highest count and you wont end up raped/murdered
     
  11. Nov 18, 2010 at 9:57 AM
    #11
    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom [OP] Wag More Bark Less

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Member:
    #1297
    Messages:
    8,279
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Judy or Jude :)
    SBurl Vermont
    Vehicle:
    13 TRD OR DC MGM
    Stock for now
    yes totally agree!
    Sometimes its the friend of a friend of a friend.
    You can gather intel from lots of sources even if you are careful, piece it together like a puzzle.
    You might not know who your friend friends. Granted the lock down starts with you.
    I stopped a couple once taking pictures on base and asked if they needed help. They looked legit, flight jacket, crew cut on the dude, american etc.
    The woman glared at me and they jumped in their car. I wrote down the license plate and reported it to the provost.
    The next day the fbi came to see me :eeK: with a picture of the woman and they had all these questions etc. Mainly they were info ants gathering up info. It was real & taught me a lesson for sure.

    Mostly the reason I posted is for those service members to know the feature is on & if you are using the social network the site will post your location by default, an opsec sort of thing, and you might want to turn it off.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2010 at 10:07 AM
    #12
    BakoTruck

    BakoTruck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Member:
    #16674
    Messages:
    2,852
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Herbie Hancock
    Bakersfield, CA
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner TRD
    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    May not matter that much......but I hope our military will prevent service Men and Women from using this feature. For security purposes and risk to national security.
     
  13. Nov 18, 2010 at 10:12 AM
    #13
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,693
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    My sister-in-law posted about this on facebook. I disabled it immediately.

    Perhaps I don't understand fully how FB works because I don't use it but to browse. But - do they even communicate with users of these changes?

    The last thing I want, is FB open for people to find where I am and what I'm doing unless I post it myself.

    Thanks for the tip/info!!
     
  14. Nov 19, 2010 at 7:07 PM
    #14
    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1432
    Messages:
    27,119
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Moncks Corner, SC
    Vehicle:
    09 Timberland Mica DC 4WD Sport
    wat?
    AF put out a statement on this a few weeks ago. you would really have to not care about your or anyone else's security to have this
     
  15. Nov 19, 2010 at 7:10 PM
    #15
    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Member:
    #22436
    Messages:
    9,109
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rich
    Greenville,sc
    Vehicle:
    2002 TRD prerunner,SR5, doublecab
    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. OME aal with OME nitrochargers out back. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    I believe your gps has to be on and you have to manually "check in". It's not automatic.
     
  16. Nov 19, 2010 at 7:27 PM
    #16
    005Tacoma

    005Tacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7179
    Messages:
    565
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Macon Georgia
    Vehicle:
    2005 Toyota Tacoma
    x2
    Its for mobile devices. iPhones and other phones that are compatible.
     
To Top