privacy

Facebook privacy updates; Open Graph false advice post are circulating again

 So the Facebook / Open Graph privacy posts are making the rounds again. Facebook does have a pending privacy change  but they are holding off on it due to concerns  (seriously – did you vote? I did) . I’ve written about this before, but since it’s going around again (and probably will every time facebook changes), it’s a timely topic.  REMEMBER YOU CAN ONLY CONTROL ...

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Experiments in social media – what people are doing

Given that many social media sites use databases on the backend and APIs, there are a lot of interesting 3rd party apps and experiments culling through data and repurposing. One such experiment is WeKnowWhatYoureDoing.com – the Atlantic gives a good overview of how this works: Let me give you this hypothetical about privacy. You and a friend walk into a public subway station having a ...

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Facebook privacy settlement & an overview of some of the privacy breaks

Article about some of the egregious breaks in privacy at Facebook as well as the conditions of the proposed settlement against Facebook (– still the WORLD wide web, though!)—————-Facebook has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s eight-count complaint in which the FTC charged that the social networking service, which is widely used by libraries, had deceived consumers by promising to keep their information private ...

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