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The New Facebook: How to Take Control of Your Privacy Facebook took a huge step toward ubiquitous sharing with its new timeline and sharing features . And it rightfully creeps some people out. Not everybody wants to share their life story on their profile, see their friends’ activities in real time or have their preferences in music, movies and reading shared as they’re consuming media.
TimeLine : la machine à voyager dans le temps de Facebook - Web 1,2,3ElectronLibre C’est le grand bouleversement chez Facebook qui a annoncé hier des nouveautés en pagaille lors de sa conférence f8. De nouvelles activités multimédia mais aussi une métamorphose totale des « profils » destinés à se muer en « Timelines » éternelles. On sait aujourd’hui que les neutrinos sont capables d’aller plus vite que la lumière. Et bien, au rayon surprise cosmogonique, voici maintenant la machine à remonter le temps de Facebook !
Op-Ed: Stop Feeding Facebook, It's Time for Moderation The answer is to moderate our use of and dependence on social media, especially Facebook. Frictionless sharing, the act of passively notifying social media of all manner of activity, scares the hell out of me. Not just because of the obvious privacy implications.
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With ‘frictionless sharing,’ Facebook and news orgs push boundaries of online privacy Facebook again may have gone too far in its quest to make privacy obsolete, and this time some news organizations could get burned by going along with it. Facebook spent years making it easier for us to share by building its network and placing “Like” buttons across the Web. Its latest idea goes much further, turning sharing into a thoughtless process in which everything we read, watch or listen to is shared with our friends automatically. Encouraging sharing is great. Making sharing easier is even better.
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Privacy groups ask FTC for Facebook investigation too 10 public-interest groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Facebook's various business practices. This demand comes right after two similar ones this week: two US congressmen asked the FTC to investigate how Facebook's cookies behave, and Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner has agreed to conduct a privacy audit of Facebook. Given that the social network's international headquarters is in Dublin, the latter is the more serious one as the larger majority of the site's users could be affected.
Zeny Huang is an Emerging Media Strategist at JWT New York where she helps brands connect with fans in innovative and meaningful ways using social media. You can follow her on Twitter @Zenidala. When Facebook unveiled Timeline last week, many users were struck by the idea of humanizing your profile by summarizing your life and connections. Why Facebook Timeline Will Be Huge for Brands
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The Meaning Machine - Alexis Madrigal - Technology Internet users once stalked off into the cyberfrontier looking for transcendence. The new Facebook wants you to understand your life from the comfort of its walled garden. The Meaning Machine takes all of your inputs at one end -- photographs, status updates, game plays, song listens -- and transforms them into meaning that's organized and designed. The Meaning Machine is what happens when we apply statistical methods to human lives. Run regressions on your experience of the world and this is what you get.
Facebook isn't known for respecting the privacy or rights of its users, this is nothing new, but it looks like Zuckerberg may have to anticipate a kick in the teeth. That would be courtesy of European Data Protection, forcing Facebook to become a little more transparent over how much it holds on individuals. Many people probably think that Facebook is immune from having to abide by the EU data laws. Live in Europe? Force Facebook to give you back your data - Facebook Ireland means it's liable
The New Facebook: A Timeline for Personal Discovery and Storytelling Brian Solis inShare244 “For the first time ever in a single day we had 500 million people use Facebook” – Mark Zuckerberg For those who focus on the debate between Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter are missing the true story. Today at Facebook’s f8 developer conference we were reminded about what the story really is…you and me. No, it’s not about features, capabilities, or the number of users.
When you click a Facebook “Like” button on other Web sites to tell your friends about a cool band, favorite political candidate or yummy cake recipe, you may know that you are also giving intelligence to Facebook the company, which makes money through targeted advertising. But did you know that even if you don’t hit the button, Facebook knows you were there? That’s because the “Like” and “Recommend” buttons Facebook provides to other Web sites send information about your visit back to Facebook, even if you don’t click on them. Since these buttons are now all over the Web — about 905,000 sites use them, the privacy-software maker Abine estimates — Facebook can find out an awful lot about what you do online even when you’re not on Facebook. Facebook says data from the buttons is used to personalize Web content, improve its services, fix bugs and implement certain security features. As 'Like' Buttons Spread, So Do Facebook's Tentacles
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Amongst the recent new changes to appear on Facebook, there is a "ticker" (a rolling real time list of what your friends are doing). Not everyone has received it yet, because it's on a staggered rollout, but millions have already seen it. You'll find it on the right hand side of your Facebook page, in the collapsible chat bar. It's smashing if you want to keep fully up-to-date with your friends' activity, but there is a problem with it. The ticker makes it very simple for you to eavesdrop when one of your Facebook friends says something to someone you've never heard of - and even see what the stranger originally wrote too. Facebook’s ticker privacy scare, and what you should do about it
How to Enable the New Facebook Timeline NOW The Facebook Timeline is now available for all, and it’s remarkably easy to enable it for your account. This old method doesn’t work any more, so for the easy new way to make it happen! Timeline is a radical departure from previous versions of the Facebook user profile. The most prominent feature is the addition of a cover photo at the top of the page. Users can change this to whatever they'd like it to be. View As One Page »
The New Facebook: How to Take Control of Your Privacy Facebook took a huge step toward ubiquitous sharing with its new timeline and sharing features. And it rightfully creeps some people out. Not everybody wants to share their life story on their profile, see their friends' activities in real time or have their preferences in music, movies and reading shared as they're consuming media. But to Facebook's credit, it has tread into a new level of sharing with some caution. In many ways, its privacy settings are more accessible. A new private activity log, for instance, allows you to review all past activity in one place to easily hide it from your Facebook Timeline, change the privacy setting on individual stories or delete posts altogether.
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