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…
never heard of rapportive? well, they’ve heard of you, and they’re sharing that info with all your gmail contacts. a “social crm” plugin for gmail provides a 360 view of people with whom you correspond. but is the full monty treatment appropriate for all your contacts? and what are people seeing about you?
some more good news for privacy-loving facebook users. facebook announced new privacy controls for content shared through applications.
most of the criticism of google’s new service has focused on the service’s auto-follow feature. I’m not all that worried about who google thinks I should be following and/or follows on my behalf. I’m more concerned about the other side of the coin – the absence of good controls over who follows me.
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 gets a taste of its own medicine as popular photo-sharing site flickr adds tagging. guess they saw facebook “innovating” with a number of twitter features and figured good for the goose etc.