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Tim O’Reilly on Facebook Privacy flap

by on May.23, 2010, under Facebook, privacy

My Contrarian Stance on Facebook and Privacy – O’Reilly Radar.

I actually do not have a problem with the premise of his article.  I have no problem personally giving up privacy in return for certain benefits.  I have a problem with the shifting nature of Facebook’s privacy policies.

This comment by Alex Tolley is pretty spot on about how I feel about the issue.

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A Newsweek article every Facebook user MUST read

by on May.15, 2010, under Facebook, privacy

This Newsweek article explains in clear terms exactly what has changed on Facebook regarding your personal information and what price you must pay to use Facebook – personal information you’d like to share only with your friends (or not at all) can only be public or nonexsitent – there is no longer an option for some settings to share only with friends if desired.

The Secret Cost of Using Facebook – Newsweek.com.

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Facebook Privacy Policies are Bad, Part III:

by on May.13, 2010, under Facebook, privacy

I have been harping on this a lot lately, but every day my decision to divorce myself from Facebook is looking better and better:

Facebook’s Instant Personalization backfires already, thanks to Yelp security hole.

The gist is: due to both a bug in Yelp! and a bug in Facebook, a malicious website can gain access to your private Facebook information.

Still think the open web is a good thing?

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