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Facebook Where Everybody Knows Your Name. A Parents' Guide to Facebook. Facebook Connect: how to and why. Facebook Exodus Planned for May 31: Will You Quit? When Facebook launched its Open Graph API and brought instant personalization to the web it probably didn't expect users to revolt — but they are.

Facebook Exodus Planned for May 31: Will You Quit?

Facebook co-founder Hughes builds new social network for causes. Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, has spent the past year working on a new social network.

Facebook co-founder Hughes builds new social network for causes

This time, for good deeds. With Jumo, set to launch on Nov. 30, Hughes hopes users will bring the same enthusiasm they do to Facebook status updates and fan pages to issues such as women’s rights in South Asia, child trafficking in Eastern Europe, and the fight against Aids. And instead of working out of the Harvard University dorm room he shared with Facebook partner Mark Zuckerberg, Hughes has been working out of offices of in New York. Jumo, means "together in concert" in the West African language Yoruba. It "conjures up the idea of a lot of people working on different causes simultaneously to affect social change," Hughes said. The nonprofit is launching its social network as households are cutting expenses. Facebook's privacy issues dog California candidate. By John Letzing, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Chris Kelly, the former Facebook Inc. privacy chief running for California attorney general, is absorbing an attack from a political opponent that makes use of his former employer's privacy-related, public-relations meltdown.

Facebook's privacy issues dog California candidate

Facebook, the popular social-networking service that's accumulated nearly 500 million users, has come under severe criticism lately for its privacy practices. Some users have urged others to quit Facebook following the company's recent unveiling of a feature that can share information about which Web sites they visit -- just the latest policy change to raise hackles. Meanwhile, privacy advocates and U.S. lawmakers have urged the Federal Trade Commission to examine the closely held firm's practices.

“How do I delete my Facebook” query growing. The Evolution of Facebook's Privacy Rules - Business. Facebook is doing exciting things.

The Evolution of Facebook's Privacy Rules - Business

Its Open Graph protocol could create an kind of clearinghouse of articles, restaurants, and other online items we indicate that we "like" on plug-in widgets around the web. This would help publishers and companies customize their websites and make the Web a more personal experience. Diaspora Three Weeks Away From Unveiling Open-Source Facebook Alternative. Remember Diaspora?

Diaspora Three Weeks Away From Unveiling Open-Source Facebook Alternative

You’ll be forgiven if you don’t. Since they received a lot of hype as the open-source “Facebook Alternative” this past May, they’ve been quiet. In fact, they hadn’t given any updates on their progress since early July. But today they’ve re-emerged with some updates. Mum's the word from all-hands Facebook company meeting on privacy.

Computerworld - Right out of the gates, Facebook is staying mum about what went on during its all-hands-on-deck company privacy meeting late on Thursday.

Mum's the word from all-hands Facebook company meeting on privacy

In an e-mailed statement to Computerworld, Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said, "We had a productive discussion where comments were made and questions were asked and answered. " Noyes declined, however, to say if the social networking giant made any decisions about changing its contentious privacy policies or if the meeting was simply to allow employees to ask questions about the brouhaha that has arisen over them. Scribd Facebook Instant Personalization Is a Privacy Nightmare. Online document sharing site Scribd hooked up with Facebook to create “instant personalization” so Scribd users can get reading recommendations based on their Facebook likes and what their friends are sharing.

Scribd Facebook Instant Personalization Is a Privacy Nightmare

Sounds interesting, right? But the document sharing and embedding service has created a privacy nightmare that involves drafting users who are already logged into Facebook without offering a clear opt out process either on the site or through e-mail. Facebook Unveils Changes to Give Users More Control. Facebook's New Privacy Feature: What You Need to Know. Facebook, still pushing out privacy and security updates, is testing yet another feature that informs users on how secure their account is. Facebook recently added one-time passwords and remote sign-out to crack down on hackers, and also launched a new feature that gives you a detailed overview of the data permissions you've granted to applications.

Facebook's new feature, called Account Protection, is a set of actions you can take to shore up security. It features a bar graph that assigns your privacy and security settings with an overall protection rating, beginning with "very low" and progressing to a "high" account control level. Kraft Gives Facebook Users Reason to Share. Entire Facebook Staff Laughs As Man Tightens Privacy Settings. Facebook Site Governance. Sen. Michael Bennet: Facebook and Internet Privacy. Social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr provide an unparalleled ability for people to stay connected in new and unique ways.

Sen. Michael Bennet: Facebook and Internet Privacy

In doing so, these websites have access to vast amounts of personal information and data about their users. Facebook is by far the largest of these social networking sites, and starting with its ill-fated Beacon service privacy concerns have more than once been raised about how the ubiquitous social networking site handles its user data. Most recently, Facebook raised eyebrows with changes to its privacy policy that would make significantly more information from user profiles accessible by third party websites, unless users could successfully navigate a confusing opt-out process.

In my view, changing the ability of external websites to access private user information from opt-in to opt-out fundamentally changed the relationship between users and Facebook. Michael Bennet is a United States Senator from Colorado. Finding your face anywhere on the internet. It was perhaps inevitable that, in the week following Eric Schmidt's comments to the Wall Street Journal, a new piece of technology would arrive that would further emphasise the dangers of placing your entire life online.

Finding your face anywhere on the internet

With Facebook having handily announced the launch of 'Places' in the US towards the end of last week; now a new application has emerged that scans your face, then the internet, to find every image of you available online. As the Daily Mail explains: As with last week's wrangles, ultimately we have to take a degree of personal responsibility for our online identities and how much we place on the internet. Nevertheless, the people who will be most affected by software such as this are the young children and teenagers who have embraced social networking to its fullest. Most Facebook Users Blindly Click Malware Links. Most people click on malware links without thinking twice, at least on social networks.

A survey by security firm BitDefender found that 97 percent of respondents on Facebook and Twitter click on links without checking for malware. BitDefender determined this by creating test profiles on Facebook and Twitter, building up networks of friends totaling about 1,900 and then sending them all three links leading to malware. Indeed, 97 percent of these contacts admitted to clicking the bad links. These so-called bad links were, however, modified to make the otherwise malicious pages unavailable. These test shares all included the note, “if the link doesn’t work, please tell me in order to use another link shortening system.” Blame privacy woes for stalled U.S. Facebook growth? Statistically speaking, it had to happen at some point or another: New numbers from market research outlet Inside Network say that for the first time, Facebook's U.S. traffic growth may be plateauing.

Blame privacy woes for stalled U.S. Facebook growth?

After acquiring a jaw-dropping 7.8 million new monthly active users in the U.S. in May, it only picked up 320,800 in June, the research found, and among users age 18-25 and 35-44 it actually lost traffic. It's perfectly logical that Facebook's growth would be slowing down in the country where the social network took hold in the first place, way back in 2004. There are only so many people in the U.S., and the vast majority of Facebook's traffic has come from overseas for years now , following a burst of international growth after the social network first launched editions in languages other than English .

But the reasons for the growth slowdown in the U.S. may be a little bit more complicated. Technology Review: Blogs: Guest Blog: 'Activity Streams' Will Be the Glue of Your Online Life. Someday soon you may see a cryptic new icon on some of your favorite sites. It represents a new standard–a microformat to be exact–that describes one thing: what you’re doing to whom on the social web. Subject, verb, object. The standard, known as Activity Streams, aims to solve the problem that FriendFeed–acquired by Facebook a year ago, but largely stagnant since then–was supposed to fix: bringing together what your friends are doing from all over the web. They may be posting pictures to Flickr and Picassa, microblogging at Twitter, liking things of Facebook, recommending articles at their favorite news sites, etc.

It’s a firehose of information that you should be able to filter intelligently–and, more importantly, add to as easily as you add a new RSS feed to your reader or a new mailing list to your email inbox. Why I Left Facebook - PCWorld. There's been a fair bit of hubbub lately over Facebook and its privacy policies. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has documented what it terms Facebook's eroding privacy policy, the Electronic Privacy Information Center in league with 14 privacy and consumer protection organizations has filed a complaint with the FTC over privacy issues, and New York Senator Charles Schumer likewise urged the FTC to provide privacy guidelines for social networking sites that protect users' personal information. In response, Facebook's vice president of public policy, Elliot Schrage, took a page in the New York Times to profusely apologize for not being clear enough about how awesome Facebook is. The American Prospect. The chorus of pro-privacy, anti-Facebook bloggers is getting louder.

Facebook wants to keep track of everything you "like" -- all over the Web and even in the real world. McDonald's has signed on as Facebook's first geolocation partner. Whatever that means. JETLawBlog: The Official Blog of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law » Is “Facebook Privacy” an Oxymoron? Facebook’s New Privacy Controls Hit The Mark – Crisis Averted? Nationalism and Your Personal Life: How Privacy Will Reach Its Market Inflection. The Health Care Blog: Publicity is Cheap, Privacy is Expensive. By JOHN HALAMKA, MD When I was 18 years old, publicity was hard to come by.

Media outlets were limited to newspapers with very high editorial standards, television with few channels and very limited news time, and a few high profile news magazines. My first 15 minutes of fame came in 1981 when I was interviewed by Dan Rather for a CBS Evening News spot on entrepreneurialism in the Silicon Valley. In 1982, I appeared in Newsweek, as a student correspondent at Stanford, writing about religion, politics and the culturally important trends of the day. Some Internet-Use Tracking Firms to Reveal What They Know. The Philosophy of Facebook (or, the real reason Facebook doesn’t care about privacy) Debates: Health 2.0. Has Facebook lost control of the Platform? The Real Life Social Network v2. Tim Chambers: Who Owns the Digital You?

"Twenties and Thirties it was the role of government, Fifties and Sixties it was civil rights. The next two decades it's gonna be privacy. I'm talking about the Internet. I'm talking about cell phones. Proofpoint Predicts Top 10 Privacy Issues for 2011. When Barbie invades your privacy « Brian Bowman – On the Cutting Edge. Whoa, Google, That’s A Pretty Big Security Hole. See Updates at bottom of post. Facebook would probably just consider this a feature, but the rest of us will definitely consider this a big security hole. The creator of (don’t visit that site just yet) emailed us this morning to explain. If you’re already logged in to any Google account (Gmail, etc.), and visit that site, he’s harvested your Google email. 50 Ways to Get More People to “Like” your Facebook Page. Smartphone Security Is The Elephant In The Boardroom. The smartphone revolution is causing security concerns for businesses that provide their workers with mobile devices for personal and business use, according to research by Ovum.

The dual use of smartphones is being termed “consumerisation” and, according to the study, eight out of 10 respondents believe that consumerised business phones could make their corporate information vulnerable to attack, with data leakage cited as the top security concern. Even so, 75 percent of businesses allow their phones to be used as a personal phone. Regulating Privacy Across Borders in the Digital Age : Privacy & Information Security Law Blog. Online Privacy, Secrecy, and Censorship in the Digital Age. Crovitz: Forget any 'Right to Be Forgotten' When Privacy and the Well-Being of Children Are Apparently At Odds. A story that appeared on the cover of a recent edition of the New York Times asserted that 20th-century notions of how the federal government should handle citizens' private tax information are keeping valuable intelligence out of the hands of investigators looking for missing children: The government, which by its own admission has data that could be helpful in tracking down the thousands of missing children in the United States, says that taxpayer privacy laws severely restrict the release of information from tax returns.

This is a conversation about how accessible federal government data is, how accessible it should be, and how data can or can't be shared between government agencies at the federal, state and local levels — and, notably, it was the lead story in a print edition of The New York Times. The way this could work, according to a report cited in the article, is relatively straightforward. Facebook e-mail: Brilliant idea or privacy concern? Facebook Hacking, Security, and Privacy Concerns. How to Export Your Facebook Friends’ E-mail Addresses.