Patron Privacy in Age of Digital Service #nisoprivacy

On Thursday the first meeting of the NISO committee to develop a Consensus Framework to Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems took place. This initiative is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  I am honored to be working with this committee on this important issue. If you have any thoughts or concerns please feel free to leave a comment or … Continue reading Patron Privacy in Age of Digital Service #nisoprivacy

The New Facebook & iOS6 Integration Crosses a Privacy Line

There has been much discussion over the failures and disappointments of iOS6 on the iPhone but this is one I haven’t come across before.  The integration of Facebook contacts and iOS6. I updated to iOS6 a day or two after it came out and I turned on the Facebook integration option. I only recently switch to an iPhone from Android and Android has been syncing phone contact with Facebook contacts for … Continue reading The New Facebook & iOS6 Integration Crosses a Privacy Line

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.  Beta means beta, which means there are bugs that haven’t … Continue reading 5 Reasons Google+ Is A Privacy Accident (Disaster?) Waiting to Happen

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 now saw was something like “Bobbi Newman wrote on John … Continue reading Latest Facebook Privacy Violation – It is Now Broadcasting Conversations by Publishing The Content of Recent Activity

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 things and I don’t know of anyone else who does. … Continue reading How Far Do You Go to Reduce Drama and Protect Your Privacy on Facebook?

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 checking you in? You need to disable this feature, this … Continue reading How to Disable Facebook’s Newest Feature: Places. Yes, The Default Setting is Enable

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 attention they deserve. 1. How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 21