privacy

Tightening down your facebook privacy

As part of making the web more “social”, Facebook recently announced a whole slew of changes in April 2010. In addition to that, some new things popped up under privacy… so you might want to take a look. For one, it now looks like you can control who sees your gaming activity to a greater extent (my non-gaming fb friends, I know you are tired ...

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More facebook changes (includes privacy)

This is being reported from the facebook developers conference today (I’m condensing…) — no mention of privacy as this is geared towards those writing applications: The most important mechanism is the [new] like button. No dialog, no login….By lowering the friction, we’ll dramatically increase sharing. Little friction, just an iframe. No register with Facebook, no nothing. Just the iframe. ….We know who the user is. ...

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Your private life, well, it’s not so private (higher ed, social media, and privacy)

Interesting article about faculty and social media, touching a tiny bit on online presence & digital identity ( because you know — say it with me kids — if you’re not building your digital identity, someone is building it for you…) but also further removes the illusion that faculty members — or anyone, for that matter — can maintain a completely private life on the ...

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Social media etiquette

I’m tweaking my facebook, privacy & identity workshop, so I tidied these up. You can read all of my previous writings about privacy, here, facebook ones are a here, and here are the commandments… LOL Social media/ Facebook Etiquette · Be aware of what you can control and what you can’t. Make sure to read TOS and Privacy statements – they do sometimes change. Don’t ...

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scrubbing your identity from facebook accounts

Alot has been written about how hard it is to really get rid of your facebook life should you so want to (just google — lol), but facebook does say that you can do it in one shot, which this fb group explains. Deleting an account is supposed to scrub facebook of all of your posts, comments, tags, your virtual footprints… You can go directly ...

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Lawsuit against Facebook

I wonder how many more lawsuits are out there pending against facebook? And to answer my question, this is actually a followup to earlier legal action. This one accuses Facebook of “conspir[ing] with Blockbuster to violate a federal law protecting customer video-rental and sale records.” According to the article the previous law suit (which resulted in a settlement on Facebook’s part), “some 44 companies agreed ...

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For Zynga game users (you know, farmville, mafiawars, vampirewars, etc….)

Interesting article about the fallout over Zynga (Farmville, Mafia Wars, etc., which all have huge communities on facebook) and its scam ads. Hmm, yet another reason to pay attention to what you click on and ALWAYS read the TOS. 😉 “Zynga insists they are serious about cleaning up the industry. And today Pincus has announced that the company will remove all offer advertising from their ...

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Fix facebook feed — facebook “enhancements”

So, if you logged in to facebook over the weekend you saw that FB has wreaked havoc on your feed, greatly impacting the information you send out to your friends and what you see from your friends. Friend spam! I love it (not really…..) Of course, along with the bad is some good options. Potentially LOTS more control over what you share (or do not ...

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Facebook and Friendfinder — what you need to know

Interesting post about how facebook uses your email address to connect you to people through friendfinder Delete your info here …which all just goes to show, we all need to stay on top of what information we put out there. I don’t use friendfinder, but apparently my email address was harvested from a couple of mailing lists by people who DO use friendfinder via facebook. ...

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