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Facebook Where Everybody Knows Your Name | Runway T-shirts. A Parents' Guide to Facebook | Safety Advice Articles. 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. In light of growing concerns around user privacy, Matthew Milan and Joseph Dee are attempting to mobilize a formal Facebook revolt with Quit Facebook Day. 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.

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. Hughes, who ran the social media campaign for President Obama’s election run, stopped by The Washington Post last week to talk about Jumo. (Washington Post Co. Q: So, I don’t get it. 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, 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.

Social networks confront privacy loophole Facebook and several other social-networking sites have been sending data to advertisers that could be used to find consumers' names and other personal details. “How do I delete my Facebook” query growing. The Evolution of Facebook's Privacy Rules - Business. Facebook is doing exciting things. 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.

Thing is, an Internet that knows us is an Internet that watches us. Facebook understands that it has invaluable information about its users on Facebook profiles. It also knows that users are jittery about making their personal information public. So the company has slowly changed its privacy rules over the last five years to open more user information to the public. It started with an clear ban on distributing private information. This is a telling visualization of Facebook's privacy rules, changing over time. To be sure, this isn't Facebook's fault. Diaspora Three Weeks Away From Unveiling Open-Source Facebook Alternative. Remember Diaspora? 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. That’s good news. We all forgot to quit.

And so the question remains: will a project like Diaspora be able to get any traction given Facebook’s 500 million person head start? At the very least, Diaspora is being realistic about what they can and cannot do. Further, they write: We are spending a good chunk of time concentrating on building clear, contextual sharing. And while the open-sourcing of the project begins on September 15, they won’t be done working on it. Meanwhile, the team notes that it is time for some R&R, as three of them will be attending the Burning Man festival in California. 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. 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. Earlier on Thursday, Noyes would only confirm that a meeting had been called to discuss privacy issues. The meeting was set for late this afternoon Pacific time. The blogosphere, though, has been heating up with rampant conjecture about today's meeting, since it comes on the heels of the latest complaints about privacy protections on the uber popular social networking site. Scribd Facebook Instant Personalization Is a Privacy Nightmare | Epicenter  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.

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. Instead Scribd has been creating subscriptions and followers on behalf of a user by sending e-mails to contacts obtained through Facebook’s friends list and notifying them — all without requiring the user to ever click a button. “Obviously privacy is extremely important to us,” says Michelle Laird, spokesperson for Scribd. “But, overall, we believe the experience is one that is welcoming you to Scribd and telling you who your friends participating in Scribd are.” I had never clicked on any buttons on Scribd or signed up for the service. Facebook Unveils Changes to Give Users More Control. Facebook's New Privacy Feature: What You Need to Know | CIO - Blogs and Discussion.

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.

Account Protection is displayed in two locations on Facebook: first on your News Feed page in the sidebar (if your privacy settings are particularly low) and also at the bottom of the Update Your Security Information page, which can be found here at the bottom. Because Facebook is testing this feature, not all accounts have access to it yet. Kraft Gives Facebook Users Reason to Share.

Entire Facebook Staff Laughs As Man Tightens Privacy Settings | The Onion - America's Finest News Source. 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. 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.

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. They are also the demographic least aware of the dangers and the value of privacy. By Dylan Sharpe. 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.” BitDefender’s E-Threats Analyst and Communication Specialist, Sabrina Dactu, who authored the test described here, wrote: Of course, findings such as these continue to make a great case for adding BitDefender’s safego application to your Facebook profile. Blame privacy woes for stalled U.S. Facebook growth? | The Social. 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.

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. But that will require an open standard on which all parties agree. 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. I was a very occasional Facebook user. I rarely visited my Facebook wall and any items posted there were simply relayed from my Twitter account. Like a lot of Facebook folk, I found the service to be a useful way to reconnect with old friends, schoolmates, and former colleagues.

Schrage replied: YesNo. Farewell, Facebook | 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. The Observer has a deeper relationship with my Facebook page than my best friend. My problems with Facebook started in mid-April when the holding tank of pending friend requests from family members was overflowing. I'd never concerned myself with the "privacy settings" The New York Times had been urging me to check out for months, but in light of the angered ex-friend and, more important, my new online friendships with the family, I decided to give some thought to my Facebook image. I hit a wall with photos. Then I stumbled upon a list of the various third-party groups that have access to my account.

Advertisement I never imagined this set of problems when I joined Facebook back in 2006, while a journalism graduate student. 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. 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 Social. The Real Life Social Network v2. Tim Chambers: Who Owns the Digital You? 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. 50 Ways to Get More People to “Like” your Facebook Page | Facebook Tips and Tricks. Smartphone Security Is The Elephant In The Boardroom | eWEEK Europe UK. Regulating Privacy Across Borders in the Digital Age : Privacy & Information Security Law Blog.

Online Privacy, Secrecy, and Censorship in the Digital Age | Harvard Professional Development. Crovitz: Forget any 'Right to Be Forgotten' When Privacy and the Well-Being of Children Are Apparently At Odds. Facebook e-mail: Brilliant idea or privacy concern? Facebook Hacking, Security, and Privacy Concerns. How to Export Your Facebook Friends’ E-mail Addresses | Social Hacking.