Facebook Privacy Warning
- Facebook CEO Faces Accusations Of Securities Fraud (huffingtonpost.com)
- The End of the Facebook Era (huffingtonpost.com)
- It was clear to me from the moment I met this particular student over dinner that something was strange. Aside from his coy nature, I was mostly perplexed by his face. Despite being incredibly laid back, technically savvy, and at least superficially friendly, his face didn't seem to show any emotion--ever. Having a conversation with him felt extremely strange. I have re-hashed the details of Facebook's founding time and again, hoping to solve the puzzle myself, and hoping to warn the public about the danger posed by my classmate's absurd vision of absolute openness.
- Yelp Security Hole Puts Facebook User Data At Risk, Underscores Problems With 'Instant Personalization' (techcrunch.com) (twice!)
- Facebook's byzantine privacy controls produce more confusion (techcrunch.com)
- Facebook's Disconnect: Open Doors, Closed Exits (techcrunch.com)
- From Facebook Fatigue to Facebook Farewells (huffingtonpost.com)
- Price of Facebook Privacy? Start Clicking (nytimes.com)
- To opt out of full disclosure of most information, it is necessary to click through more than 50 privacy buttons, which then require choosing among a total of more than 170 options.
- Your public Facebook status updates? Now publicly searchable outside Facebook (techcrunch.com)
- Since its incorporation just over five years ago, Facebook has undergone a remarkable transformation. When it started, it was a private space for communication with a group of your choice. Soon, it transformed into a platform where much of your information is public by default. Today, it has become a platform where you have no choice but to make certain information public, and this public information may be shared by Facebook with its partner websites and used to target ads.
- ACLU: What Facebook Quizzes Know About You (readwriteweb.com)
- According to this group, the millions of Facebook users taking quizzes are revealing far more personal information to application developers than they are aware of. This is mostly due to the fact that Facebook's default privacy settings allow access to all your profile information whether or not your profile is set to "private." Even worse, the ACLU reports that even if you shun quizzes yourself, your profile info is revealed when one of your friends takes a quiz.
- Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook (rocket.ly / gizmodo.com)
and More Reasons Why You Should Still Quit Facebook (gizmodo.com)
- Facebook’s Gone Rogue; It’s Time for an Open Alternative (wired.com)
- Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account [How-To] (groovypost.com)
- Delete My Facebook Account (https://ssl.facebook.com/help/...)
- How To Permanently Delete Your Account on Popular Websites (smashingmagazine.com)
- Zuckerberg's Privacy Stance: Facebook CEO 'Doesn't Believe In Privacy' (huffingtonpost.com)
- Facebook Should Follow Its Own Principles (EFF - Electronic Frontier Foundation)
- Choose Privacy: video from the American Library Association (boingboing.net)
- The American Library Association's "Choose Privacy" week kicks off with a ~20 minute video featuring writers and thinkers talking about the value of privacy in simple, accessible, thought-provoking terms.
- Facebook Privacy: 8 Ways to Protect Yourself (pcmag.com)
- Researchers Flood Facebook With Bots, Collect 250GB Of User Data (techcrunch.com)
- Facebook, FTC Near Privacy Settlement: Report (huffingtonpost.com)
- The FTC opened its probe into Facebook after the website made changes that automatically showed users' names, pictures, hometowns and other personal information available for anyone on the Web to see. That upset people who had deliberately programmed their privacy settings to confine that information to a specific group of friends or family.