some e-retailers are playing with identity-based pricing. dynamic pricing against competitors has been going on for a while, but now it’s what _you_ do that could cost you.
I realized why I was torn. making all my information available to anyone? so not good. making my information available to businesses that want to sell me stuff in order to save us both time? golden. don’t get me wrong. I still think facebook’s privacy shenanigans stink, and I worry about the potential for abuse with younger consumers. but I think the instant personalization concept is an enormous win for businesses and consumers.
a good read if you’re concerned about the latest facebook shenanigans. short version – if you want all the old facebook functionality, it’s gonna cost you a little privacy…
one of my first posts on the qualified yes was on using facebook privacy settings to prevent public humiliation – or maybe just an awkward conversation. big changes have come to facebbok, and I have been remiss on keeping my readers up to date. here’s a post to correct that.
facebook has its reasons for encouraging users to share personal information. in fact, it makes sense for many people. however, a new popup is just one of the tactics the company is using to persuade users that cross the line from disingenuous to deceptive.
facebook’s privacy setting changes: my series on what they mean for users. this one is about hiding your friend list.
the privacy setting changes facebook was talking about have come to pass. first in a series of posts on the good, the bad and the ugly.
today mashable reports that the promised “pushed” privacy efforts are underway. that is to say, rather than waiting for users to go set their own privacy levels, the site is basically putting the options in front of users, offering recommendations, etc.
facebook announced today that testing was starting on testing new privacy settings (in addition to the new publish-to-everyone-not-just-your-friends feature). net net – it will be easier to control who sees what from your facebook account.