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Bill Moyers Journal . Home. Laurence J. Peter Quotes. Thunderbird School of Global Management. ALFONSO FLORES in ZabaSearch People Search Engine. Social Map. Scobleizer — Exploring the 2010 Web. Alfonso Flores, San Diego, California, United States. Social Media Maps. Privacy in the Facebook Era. Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg recently stated that privacy is no longer a social norm.

Privacy in the Facebook Era

Is that an actual fact or a engineered fact? Here’s why I ask. Over the past several years, whenever Facebook has made a change to its privacy policies, it has caused great uproar—not only with civil liberties advocates (as you would expect), but also with Facebook’s user base. The recent brute-force change to the privacy settings of all 350 million of its users is just the latest in a series of moves that exposes more of Facebook’s users’ information. According to the above linked article, here’s what Zuckerberg said about the recent change: Doing a privacy change for 350 million users is not the kind of thing that a lot of companies would do. That last statement, “we decided that these would be the social norms,” is the telling truth. It is as if Facebook issued a decree to its global citizens.

But open data and opening up of personal data are two different issues. Regaining Control of Privacy and Identity: It’s up to Each Indiv. This is a follow-up post to my article, Privacy in the Facebook Era .

Regaining Control of Privacy and Identity: It’s up to Each Indiv

It was originally a reply to a comment by Chris Messina in that post. As this topic continues to be relevant, I’ve decided to extract my comment from that post, revise it, add to it, and turn it into an article. Personal freedoms, control over one’s privacy, and the ability to manage one’s identity on the Web have never been in more jeopardy. With Facebook’s continued war on personal privacy , the day when a user no longer has any rights to control their own data is closer at hand. The question is, How should society respond? Of course, Facebook–or any other corporation–is free to offer services and manage their user base in anyway that benefits their stakeholders—as long as they do not break the laws under which they are obligated to operate.

I have no issue with corporations making a profit, I am a businessman myself. Ohmra.com. Calculated Risk. Blog Directory. TaxVox: the Tax Policy Center blog. The Obameter. Promises we’ve rated recently Develop a comprehensive cyber security and response strategy The Promise: "Barack Obama and Joe Biden will ensure that his administration develops a Cyber Security Strategy that ensures that we have the ability to identify our attackers and a plan for how to respond that will be measured but effective.

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" Update March 21st, 2014: Progress on a framework, but trust shattered by Snowden revelations >> More Double American exports over the next five years "President Obama set a goal to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs by the end of 2016 and is working to double American exports over the next five years by promoting U.S. goods and removing trade barriers, expanding access to credit, and promoting strong growth. " Update March 6th, 2014: Since he made this promise in 2012, exports aren't on a pace to double >> More Create a new trade enforcement unit that will address China's trade practices The unit has been created, but we're waiting on its results.

Muckety. Constructively Productive. Using a task list requires you to make some basic assumptions, especially if you use some of the more common approaches to productivity.

Constructively Productive

If you’ve got something you need to do, you have to put it on the list. If something’s on the list, you’ve got to put forth effort to get it crossed off of that same list. The whole system is built on a mentality that you’re going to go out and get it done. It’s an approach that generally works, too. It’s great if you need to go out and run errands — write down each place you need to stop, so you won’t wind up back at home and then realize you’ve forgotten a step. But the get it done mentality is not a universal solution. Git-R-Done Creativity With comedians (as well as many other creatives that have to come up with new material on a regular basis), you see certain formulas. But the moment a creative steps outside of that formula, it becomes much harder to schedule and plan your next steps.

That issue goes along with the way I personally write.