You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
#131032 - 10/12/11 12:39 AM [Off-Topic] Former LA Atty Gen Suing Facebook
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4220
Thought some FB users might find this interesting. Here's a little excerpt from the AP.

"There was information which indicated that Facebook had, in fact, participated in certain acts that violated the Federal Wire Tap Act, and as we discovered, violated the Louisiana Electronic Surveillance Act and there was truly a basis for a cause of action," said Ieyoub.

That cause of action has landed Facebook in Federal Court in Baton Rouge. The suit, in part, accuses Facebook of tracking its membership even when you're not logged into Facebook.

"I don't know necessarily whether we shut them down," said Ieyoub. "We can stop them from this illegal practice that they have been implementing - and that's the collection and storage of private electronic communication of its users even when the user is not actually logged into the website."

"Anytime an individual is not secure in his private communications or private property it's a serious situation," said Ieyoub. "That's why there's both federal and state legislation that prohibits this kind of conduct."

A Facebook spokesperson told the Associated Press that the lawsuit is without merit and they will fight it vigorously.
My version of BE MY BABY
My Songs
My Videos

#131033 - 10/12/11 12:44 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Former LA Atty Gen Suing Facebook [Re: Sundance]
Pat Marr Offline

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7548
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
thanks for posting this Josie. I'm on the fence regarding FB. I'm never comfortable that my privacy is as controlled as I'd hope.

Should be interesting to see how this suit pans out.

#131034 - 10/12/11 02:12 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Former LA Atty Gen Suing Facebook [Re: Pat Marr]
Glenn Kolot Offline

Registered: 07/14/03
Posts: 2296
Loc: Victoria BC home of PG Music
I'm not on the fence - I haven't joined and won't. Same goes for Twits.


#131035 - 10/12/11 07:57 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Former LA Atty Gen Suing Facebook [Re: Glenn Kolot]
John Conley Offline

Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 8333
Loc: London, Ontario, Canada
I don't care. I have most of my family on FB, a few musicians, and some folks from here. Sharing pictures, and little stories for my 85 year old parents, gives them a reason to turn on the computer and do Sodukku. I am not paranoid by nature, nor do I become afraid in the face of some unknown possible bad thing they are going to do to me. What would that be? Cut off my legs comes to mind, but if that stopped the pains it would be worth thinking about some days. I have other things to worry about, though not much.

The fact Facebook would want to track a senior for nefarious purposes seems quite remote, but that's just my opinion. What will I get, an ad for depends? That would be better than the 30 emails a day in my junk box alleging a part of me is miniscule and not working.

As any group gets bigger people in general become suspicious of them and their resources. I just don't have the time. Of course I have to deal with the sales people my Mother tells to send her stuff like magazines etc.

I hope Facebook tracked me yesterday. I sat in the same chair all day, reading books and listening to Baroque Music. There must be some good stuff there. Maybe they saw the UPS guy show up with my weekly Amazon package. He had a brown truck, brown suit, and brown shoes.
John Conley
Musica est vita

#131036 - 10/12/11 08:51 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Former LA Atty Gen Suing Facebook [Re: John Conley]
filkertom Offline

Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 2028
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
I'm on FB because that's where everyone's going. Given the cavalier attitude they've had in the past toward creator's rights, I won't upload anything to 'em. Their biggest harm is the same ol' same ol', selling personal information to companies. So I don't give them very much.
Tom Smith
My Music at Bandcamp
Win10/64 • i5-3570K • 16 GB RAM
Audiophile 192 • BIAB 2017 • Reaper 5
AKG C1000S • Behringer Xynex1002

#131037 - 10/12/11 09:59 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Former LA Atty Gen Suing Facebook [Re: filkertom]
rharv Offline

Registered: 05/30/00
Posts: 18958
Loc: Marysville, Mi. USA
Sign out..
Some of what happens is FB fault, some is on others. Bing checks your FB cookie if available, much like Google will check your gmail or google+ cookie if available.

Better yet, set your machine to clear cookies everytime the browser is closed. You'll have to sign back in all the time but your cookie will be empty at beginning of session.
Make your sound your own!

#131038 - 10/12/11 10:21 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Former LA Atty Gen Suing Facebook [Re: rharv]
Don Gaynor Online   content

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 7955
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
have you ever read the privacy statement on yahoo? it says, in part: "We DO COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION..." ladies and germs, "there ain't no free lunch!" you can quote me on'at!


PG Music News
National One-Hit Wonder Day!


Have you ever created a "one-hit wonder" (that you'll admit to)? Post it to this thread - we'd love to hear it!

Complete RealBand 2018 Users Guide - Interactive Online Version Available!

Visit our Online Manuals support page, and you'll find our latest addition - the online manual for the RealBand 2018 for Windows User's Guide!

Just like the other Online Manuals now available on our Support page, this User's Guide can be easily navigated by chapter, or using the main Table of Contents window!

Band-in-a-Box® Testimonial Video - Endorsing Artist Steve Wallace

Check out the latest Band-in-a-Box® Testimonial Video from endorsing artist Steve Wallace!

"With the vast array of RealTracks and styles offered, Band-in-a-Box is a phenomenal program that can help any musician and composer hone their skills."
-Steve Wallace

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac review on! has recently reviewed Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac, which can be read here.


"Our conclusion is that this is a very serious and well done piece of software.The program is fast and flawless and you'll very quick get impressive results just typing the name of the chords. The new functions are exiting and worthy to be includes in this anniversary upgrade.
We were very impressed by the MIDI SuperTracks, which is simply brilliant. It’s a function in Band-in-a-Box that's here to stay.
It's amazing that the programs feel is so fresh and innovative after 30 years. This version is better than ever and should be a in every home studio or pro studio... Congratulations with the anniversary! We love you as the ex-wife we did not know we were missing.

Band-in-a-Box®: Part of The Ultimate Desktop Guitar Practice Rig!

Check out the latest Sweetwater article from Mitch Gallagher: "The Ultimate Desktop Guitar Practice Rig" - he's included Band-in-a-Box!

"The king of backing track creation, in my opinion, is Band-in-a-Box (BIAB). It can do everything from country to jazz to metal, with a huge array of instruments and options. There is a great selection of songs and BIAB tracks available for free on the web, so you don’t even have to make your own."
-Mitch Gallagher

#TBT - The First Audiophile Edition

A blast from the past... the introduction of the Audiophile Edition with Band-in-a-Box 2008.5!

The first Audiophile purchase included the WAV files for all the RealTracks & RealDrums that were available at that time: RealTracks Sets 1-9 and RealDrums Sets 1-20. It shipped pre-installed on a 250GB USB hard drive - take a look...

Wondering what else was introduced with Band-in-a-Box 2008.5? Click here to see the "Band-in-a-Box 2008.5 New Features List."

RealBand 2018 Interactive Online Upgrade Manual Available!

The newest addition to our Online Manuals support page is the RealBand 2018 New Features Guide!

Just like the other Online Manuals now available on our Support page, this Upgrade Manual can be easily navigated by chapter, or using the main Table of Contents window!

Forum Stats
27992 Members
57 Forums
54093 Topics
446225 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
snenamor, yes daddy music, grivers, mononino, alphanumeric onl

27991 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Alyssa - PG Music 499
David Snyder 181
Al-David 139
MarioD 121
Deryk - PG Music 115
Jim Fogle 112
Matt Finley 101
VideoTrack 97
Janice & Bud 93
Icelander 90
Today's Birthdays
chardin, Steve Ducote