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Facebook Privacy Statement Hoax

Have you seen posts on Facebook like this?

Better safe than sorry. As of January 3rd, 2015 at 11:43am Eastern standard time; I do NOT give Facebook or any entitles associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or post, both from the past, in the present, or in the future. By this statement I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute or take any other action against me based on this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308-11 308-103 and Rome statute). NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version if you do not publish the statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as information contained in the profile status updates. DO NOT SHARE you MUST copy and paste this. I will leave a comment so it will be easier to copy and paste!

First, simply ignore it.
Secondly, PLEASE do not follow its instructions!
Thirdly, if you already posted it, DELETE it.
Lastly, ask others to delete their post and link them to this page so they’ll know why.

Here’s some links to other places with information on this topic:
http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/privacy.asp
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/facebook-copyright-hoax-copy-paste-copyright-facebook-message/story?id=17811357

Essentially, this hoax is just to scare people into doing something useless in order to clutter up newsfeeds. The blanket statement carries no weight. Your use of Facebook constitutes a form of continuing agreement with Facebook’s term of use. Facebook HAS to use your pictures and everything else you put on here in order to do anything you expect Facebook to do. Your a la carte actions also trump any general statement (liking, sharing, accepting invites, allowing apps to connect with your profile, etc), so you’ll immediately render such a statement moot anyway. Lastly, Facebook does not monitor individual content in such a way that would make your post put them on any kind of notice, so unless you send Facebook Corporate the notice directly, they will not even know you did it.

Facebook privacy policy, like everything else in the world (bank, credit company, websites, airlines, gas station, and anything else that you give information to), is changed/updated all the time. The only difference is that ‘Facebook’ is a buzz word and makes people pay attention. The reason we’re told to copy/paste the message versus sharing it, is so no one can verify anything or discover who started it (plus it makes it look more trustworthy because it is coming from a friend versus a share).

Make the internet better by not re-posting the hoax, and ask your friends to delete their post so the hoax doesn’t misinform others.

Sylvester Computer Guy Now Offering DirecTV

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Can’t get cable? Looking for a switch to something else? Want a local satellite television dealer?

We can help you!

Sylvester Computer Guy is now an Authorized DirecTV Dealer, so come by our location to see what we can offer you.

229-234-2317 | 502 W Franklin Street, Sylvester GA 31719

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Sylvester Computer Guy Is A Rechargeable Batteries Recycle Drop Off Point

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Participation in North America’s most comprehensive battery recycling program augments environmental sustainability efforts

[SYLVESTER] – In efforts to be an environmentally responsible organization, Sylvester Computer Guy has joined Call2Recycle®, the only no cost rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in North America. By conveniently recycling used rechargeable batteries and old cellphones through Call2Recycle, Sylvester Computer Guy is demonstrating its commitment to the environment by adopting green business practices.

“Participating in a battery recycling program is one important way that businesses can advance their green business practices and make their organization more sustainable,” said Carl Smith, CEO and president of Call2Recycle. “Sylvester Computer Guy is joining thousands of businesses across the country that have incorporated battery recycling into environmental initiatives and are contributing to a cleaner environment.”

Rechargeable batteries are a long-lasting power source for many electronic devices, including laptop computers, cellphones, tablets, power tools and cameras. Sylvester Computer Guy can now recycle the rechargeable batteries used in their field and office every day, preventing the used products from entering the solid waste stream.

Since 1996, over 75 million pounds of rechargeable batteries and cellphones have been collected through the Call2Recycle program. Various federal, state and provincial regulations govern the proper disposal of rechargeable batteries and cellphones, naming Call2Recycle in official legislation as the collection method for rechargeable battery and cellphone reclamation and recycling. Call2Recycle is the first battery program to obtain Responsible Recycling® (R2) certification and e-Steward recognition by the Basel Action Network (BAN) and upholds strict third-party standards for environmental safety and social responsibility.

Sylvester Computer Guy Becomes Carbonite Silver Partner

Sylvester Computer Guy is now a Carbonite Silver Partner. This is an upgraded level of accreditation from that of an Authorized Dealer, and represents achieving minimum sales goals in addition to abiding by the dealer terms and business guidelines. Cloud data backup is an essential part of any computing experience where your files, images, and data are important, and is something we are extremely passionate about. If you are not utilizing a cloud backup solution, give us a call, drop by our store, or view our online Carbonite Portal where you can start your free trial now!

Feel free to also read our previous Authorized Dealer Announcement for additional information about why Carbonite is a trusted name in the cloud backup sector.

Protect your files with Carbonite today!

Sincerely
Sylvester Computer Guy
Carbonite Silver Partner
502 W Franklin Street
229-234-2317

Sylvester Computer Guy Re-Qualifies As Microsoft Registered Refurbisher

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The 1st and only in the region, again!

Another local accomplishment to put Sylvester on the map, the Sylvester Computer Guy is the first and only Microsoft Registered Refurbisher in the county and the region (the nearest being Columbus, Byron, and Valdosta). This mean we are poised to provide certified refurbished systems to not only our own Worth County customers, but also to neighboring  Albany and Tifton clients looking for a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher as well! This certification is effective through September 2016.

A partner you can trust.

All Microsoft Registered Refurbishers go through a thorough application process with Microsoft. Before granting the status of Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, Microsoft reviews and confirms the validity of each application and requires that Microsoft Registered Refurbishers submit regular reports and undergo audits.

The value of genuine Microsoft software.

Our refurbished PCs come preinstalled with genuine Microsoft software, giving you the confidence of having a system that helps you:
• Keep your computer running smoothly, because genuine Microsoft software gives you access to downloads, updates, and enhanced features.
• Avoid downtime and lost data that can occur when counterfeit software malfunctions.
• Protect your systems from the dangers of counterfeit software that can expose users to security risks, including viruses and spyware.
• Be in compliance with authentic and properly licensed Microsoft Windows software.
• Additionally, we will also activate and run through the first bootup process for you, as well as performing our optimization service, all before you pick up your system!

We offer affordable and reliable refurbished PCs.

If you are looking for ways your business or organization can enjoy the benefits of owning a PC that fits within your budget, consider refurbished PCs from the Sylvester Computer Guy, a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher. A refurbished PC purchased through a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher gives you an affordable system that is preinstalled with genuine Microsoft software. With a refurbished PC you can:
• Immediately begin to enjoy the benefits of PCs throughout your business or organization, without breaking the budget.
• Stretch your budget and expand the number of PCs you can buy.
• Have the confidence of knowing that your PC has been professionally refurbished— wiped of all of the previous owner’s data, repaired, tested, and then preinstalled with genuine Microsoft software.

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Sylvester Computer Guy is located at 502 W Franklin Street, Sylvester GA 31791, and may be reached at 229-234-2317. Further information may be found at www.sylvestercomputerguy.com