Tag Archives: privacy

Anti-Social Media: “Take This Lollipop” Is Your Facebook Profile Through A Psychopath’s Eyes | Fast Company

As the mystery man’s dirty fingernails pound against the keys, it becomes clear what’s on the screen: a Facebook profile. Not just any profile, though; it’s the viewer’s very own. The interactivity is seamless; the stalker’s reflection is clearly visible, glaring off the pictures on the screen. As the creepy erstwhile James Bond scrolls along, becoming increasingly agitated with what he sees, users will recognize their old status updates and messages from friends.

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I did this and it’s the single most creepy thing I’ve seen on the internet. – Ed.

Federal Reserve Seeks Real-Time Monitoring of Social Networks, Bloggers, Forums, and “Influencers”

…the Fed will be able to specifically target information being put out by news web sites and even individual users (in forums or comments) and then respond to that information in kind by either contacting “key bloggers” and “influencers,” or simply ramping up their public relations machine to either discredit the message…

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Congress Grills Zuckerberg On Plans To Share User Addresses, Cell Numbers | paidContent

If Facebook saw the light and realized that User IDs were sensitive info, how could it think that users’ home addresses and mobile phone numbers—“even more sensitive information” than a User ID—should be easily accessed by developers?

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BBC News – US lifts lid on top secret plan for internet security

We must continue to seek out innovative new partnerships – not only within government, but also among industry, government and the American public,” he told delegates at the event, hosted by the security company RSA in San Francisco.

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Students Launch Protest of AT&T Coverage | PCWorld

College students have long been known to protest against war, racism and other social maladies. But now students at Santa Clara University are taking aim at what they see as a new form of injustice: allegedly poor cell phone reception.

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School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home | Boing Boing

..the laptops issued to high-school students in the well-heeled Philly suburb have webcams that can be covertly activated by the schools’ administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students and even their families. The issue came to light when the Robbins’s child was disciplined for “improper behavior in his home” and the Vice Principal used a photo taken by the webcam as evidence.

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Got Good Credit Score? Prepare for High-End Google Ads

Users with good FICO scores might soon start seeing ads for more expensive luxury goods and services than those with lower scores, as Google has started to experiment with targeting ads based on users’ credit score.

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over

Do you want to make your life more open to everyone in the world, or do you want privacy?

As with the economy, we are at a crossroads, the subject this time is about what it means to be a person in the digital age.

This is Very Important

Facebook allows everyday people to share the minutiae of their daily lives with trusted friends and family, to easily distribute photos and videos – if you use it regularly you know how it has made a very real impact on families and social groups that used to communicate very infrequently.

… 350 million people signed up for Facebook under the belief their information could be shared just between trusted friends. Now the company says that’s old news, that people are changing. I don’t believe it.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over.