|Neat idea – although ReclaimPrivacy.org has gone away, you still may want to scan your Facebook privacy settings to see exactly how private you might not be! Comparitech offers to guide you through this. Try it out.|
|Comparitech’s page also describes privacy issues you might want to address on google (gmail and google+) and suggestions on avoiding tracking in browsers. I thought I had most everything set pretty well on my Facebook account, but I was a bit surprised at my results (back in 2010). The old ReclaimPrivacy piece of code could fix the settings for you, but yes, you can do it all yourself if you just follow all the steps. [Read more…]|
There was a comment by Julia Angwin in the Wall Street Journal about how Facebook may make “friending” obsolete through its policy of making your friend list public. At first, a couple of days ago when I learned that my friend list was irretrievably public, I had thought of just unfriending everyone in order to hide them in the future, but that’s “cutting of my nose to spite my face” as Mom would have said. I’d have to bring them all back when Facebook changes its policy (which it certainly will have to in the future). So I haven’t done it (yet).
But anyway it’s too late. [Read more…]
Facebook has opened up our individual Facebook profiles so that we have no way to restrict certain pieces of information, such as who our friends are, which are now publicly available.
EPIC—the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and nine other co-signing organizations have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission about this problem. Read what Larry Dignan says on ZDNet about this. I investigated and found that we’re all naked now… [Read more…]
Marcia Connor (@marciamarcia) pointed me at this blog article -> “5 Reasons Teens Don’t Like Twitter.” It’s the blogger’s first article ever, and I don’t agree with all of the points, but it’s an interesting premise, so let’s dive into it. Why would teens (or anybody for that reason) not like Twitter? [Read more…]