Category Privacy

5 Reasons Google+ Is A Privacy Accident (Disaster?) Waiting to Happen

1. You think it has better privacy controls This is number one, hands down, the biggest reason its a problem waiting to happen. The pure enthusiasm for a new product and your belief that you are “safer” will lead to you to share more believing that you have better control. 2. It’s still in Beta.  […]

Latest Facebook Privacy Violation – It is Now Broadcasting Conversations by Publishing The Content of Recent Activity

There was a time when one of your Facebook account or privacy settings allowed you to disable your “recent activity” from appearing in the newsfeed or on your wall. That went away sometime in the latest year (with profile update 10102029309808098, I think). Facebook completely removed the option to hide your recent activity and instead what you […]

How Far Do You Go to Reduce Drama and Protect Your Privacy on Facebook?

Earlier this week I came across this post Risk Reduction Strategies on Facebook in which danah boyd talks about the practices teens undertake to reduce privacy issues and drama on Facebook.  I found it fascinating, not just because of the efforts they put into it, its not easy, but because I do a few of these […]

How to Disable Facebook’s Newest Feature: Places. Yes, The Default Setting is Enable

Today Facebook rolled out it’s newest feature, Places, to US users. It allows you to check in at venues on using the Facebook app on your smart phone a la Foursquare or Gowalla. Facebook goes one step further, it allows others to check you in and you to check others in. Don’t want your friends […]

Top Ten Links Week 21

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 5/21/2010 thru 5/27/2010. Ok I’ll confess right off the bat, I cheated, there are 12 links this week.  I just couldn’t cut them down. A couple of these deserve their own blog post so shame on me for not giving them the […]

What’s at Stake With Facebook is Not Privacy or Publicity But Informed Consent and Choice

If you’re still thinking about Facebook and privacy (and if you’re not you should be) these are some must read articles. Baym at Online Fandom has a recent post titled Why, despite myself, I am not leaving Facebook. Yet. It addresses some criticism of the criticisms of Facebook in her book including Twitter’s public, where’s […]

My Favorite Privacy Quotes – A Top Ten Countdown

As part of National Privacy week I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes about privacy. Hopefully they will get you thinking about privacy, if you weren’t before, and spark some conversation. 10 . Our work to improve privacy continues today. – Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook I don’t think I really have […]


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