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# 77297 14-Feb-2011 14:14
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Woops:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10706077

Vodafone should purchase a stock photo next time. 

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  # 439281 14-Feb-2011 14:46
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Overblown by the newspaper in my opinion. Funny I was jut talking to Russell Stanners, Vodafone CEO about it.

Everyone using Facebook will see their faces or pictures in their ads, unless you go to your privacy settings and change the default.

In my view not a Vodafone error, but users who don't realise how Facebook is using their information.





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  # 439287 14-Feb-2011 15:00
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Still pretty cheeky, and might make the odd Voda staffer want to bang their head against the wall. You know how quick Kiwis are to blame everything on the big evil corporation before looking at themselves.

 
 
 
 


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  # 439295 14-Feb-2011 15:30
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It seems there is a propensity for these types of errors to always be made by 'people who have recently left the company'.

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  # 439296 14-Feb-2011 15:36
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possibly because people who are about to leave care less?

or people who are no good at their job are more likely to move on?

seems pretty natural that there is a connection [If there is in fact a connection]

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  # 439297 14-Feb-2011 15:36
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freitasm: Overblown by the newspaper in my opinion. Funny I was jut talking to Russell Stanners, Vodafone CEO about it.

Everyone using Facebook will see their faces or pictures in their ads, unless you go to your privacy settings and change the default.

In my view not a Vodafone error, but users who don't realise how Facebook is using their information.



You miss the part in the article where "She had assumed the information was private because her Facebook profile could only be accessed by friends" 

And that "Vodafone spokesman Matt East said Ms Robertson's information was taken by a Facebook friend of hers who worked in Vodafone's creative team, but had since left."

This to me is overstepping the line, the user in question had taken steps to secure her information.

Overblown? Yes, Users fault? Not so much 




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  # 439304 14-Feb-2011 15:50
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  # 439676 15-Feb-2011 11:03
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Wow. That's amazing. What a disgrace.

 
 
 
 


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  # 440042 15-Feb-2011 22:46
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The last line says it all really - "It's a dumb thing for a commercial enterprise to do."

But I agree it's a bit of a slow news day story. At least they said sorry and gave her an iPhone, they could have told her to bugger off!

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  # 440050 15-Feb-2011 23:44
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I think it is a good reason for people to be very wary of anything they post on the internet. Basically if you post it online, even if it is 'private', it is publicly out there, as you have no control over what your 'friends' do if you have granted them permission to use it. People have to remember that there is a cost with using social media, and that is privacy.

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  # 440058 16-Feb-2011 00:58
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Hey put my fb profile pic on your ad and I'm more than happy to get a free iphone! The victim got the most out of it at the end of the day, good on her! Some people just lack integrity at a work environment

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