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Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over

Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience yesterday that if he were to create Facebook again today, user information would by default be public, not private as it was for years until the company changed dramatically in December. In a six-minute interview on stage with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, Zuckerberg spent 60 seconds talking about Facebook's privacy policies. His statements were of major importance for the world's largest social network - and his arguments in favor of an about-face on privacy deserve close scrutiny. Zuckerberg offered roughly 8 sentences in response to Arrington's question about where privacy was going on Facebook and around the web. See also: Why Facebook is Wrong: Privacy is Still Important Zuckerberg: "When I got started in my dorm room at Harvard, the question a lot of people asked was 'why would I want to put any information on the Internet at all? That's Not a Believable Explanation Perhaps the new privacy controls will prove sufficient. Related:  Privacy

TSA Groping Out Of Control Everything you need to know about the security takeover and why airport oppression is already being rolled out on the streets Paul Joseph Watson & Alex JonesPrison Planet.com Monday, November 8, 2010 TSA abuse in airports is completely out of control with more and more cases of security workers groping women, fondling children, abusing naked body scanners, and interrogating passengers emerging every week, and yet the government’s answer to the epidemic of oppression is to hand TSA thugs more power with which to harass American citizens. The story of Infowars employee Michelle, who along with her child was sexually assaulted by TSA staff after refusing to go through a naked body scanner, has gone viral on the Internet after it was picked up by the Drudge Report, a website leading the charge in the backlash against airport oppression at the hands of the TSA that has now led to the world’s largest pilot’s association boycotting the use of naked body scanners. A d v e r t i s e m e n t BUSTED!

Facebook privacy: a guide - Ars Technica Everywhere you look (even here at Ars), there are articles about people making poor decisions about what kinds of info and how much to share on sites like Facebook. The Internet is no longer a place where you can hide out easily—friends, family, and employers are all lurking, reading your embarrassing status updates and checking up on those drunken pictures from last week. And that's just the beginning—the world of social networking is a feeding ground for identity thieves and stalkers, too. But it doesn't have to be that way. Many users are aware that Facebook has numerous privacy controls, for example, but even the most experienced Facebook users often don't know just how much they can control who sees what. For instance, did you know that you can specify exactly who can see your status updates, down to different groups of friends (not just "friends" versus "everyone")? Dividing up your friends When Facebook first launched, it was easy to determine who was a friend and who wasn't. No.

Classroom 2.0 One Hundred Naked Citizens: One Hundred Leaked Body Scans 32 Ways to Use Facebook for Business Facebook’s not just for keeping tabs on friends and filling out quizzes — it can also be used as a highly effective business tool. It’s great for marketing your products, landing gigs and connecting with your customers. Here are 32 ways to use Facebook in your business. Manage Your ProfileFill out your profile completely to earn trust.Establish a business account if you don’t already have one.Stay out of trouble by reading the Facebook rules regarding business accounts.Install appropriate applications to integrate feeds from your blog and other social media accounts into your Facebook profile. Connect and share with others Obtain a Facebook vanity URL so that people can find you easily.Add your Facebok URL to your email signature and any marketing collateral (business cards, etc.) so prospects can learn more about you.Post business updates on your wall. Use Network, Group and Fan Pages Start a group or fan page for product, brand or business.

Odysen, Hassle Free Collaboration ACLU of Northern California : Don't Hide Your Gun in Your iPhone(?!) In a case with chilling privacy implications, the California Supreme Court recently held that police officers can search the entire contents of a cell phone whenever they arrest someone, no matter how small the suspected crime or how relevant the cell phone contents might be. Why? Because it's just like a backpack, according to the Court, and previous cases have stated that backpacks can be searched "incident to arrest" without a warrant. The problem, of course, is that cell phones and backpacks are very different. For one thing, it's awfully hard to hide a weapon in a cell phone! It's also awfully easy to keep someone from destroying evidence on a cell phone -- just confiscate it and turn it off until you get a warrant to actually search it. But the "big" difference is in size. As technology advances, privacy must not be left behind. It's too bad the California Supreme Court forgot that—so please join us and help remind them!

5 Fantastic Facebook Fan Page Ideas to Learn From This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. So your business is on Facebook, and brand engagement is up thanks to some savvy social media strategy. You may even be interested in further distinguishing your brand by building a custom landing page for your account. But what kind of value does a custom Facebook Fan Page offer? What are your fans looking for on a social network that they can't get from your business website? For some insight, let's check out how some big-name brands have stepped up their engagement by investing a little more TLC into their Facebook presence. Interactivity Social networks are not passive, so your Facebook landing page shouldn't be either. Facebook is all about sharing, and The Gap has an ingenious promotion on the Baby Gap tab of their Fan Page. A Full Website Experience Within Facebook Deals! Walgreens does it very simply.

petewarden/iPhoneTracker @ GitHub This open-source application maps the information that your iPhone is recording about your movements. It doesn't record anything itself, it only displays files that are already hidden on your computer. Download the application Read the FAQ Authors Alasdair Allan (alasdair@babilim.co.uk) @aallan on Twitter Pete Warden (pete@petewarden.com) @petewarden on Twitter This application relies on map tiles from the volunteer-run OpenStreetMap project, so please consider supporting their great work. Download Source You can download this project in either zip or tar formats. You can also clone the project with Git by running: $ git clone Is there a Windows version? Is there a Windows version? The file exists on PCs too, but we haven't written a version of the application that runs on Windows ourselves. How does the application work? How can I examine the data without running the application? ~/Downloads/iphonels.py | grep "consolidated" No. It’s unclear.

How To Integrate Facebook With WordPress « Smashing Magazine Advertisement Facebook is one of those Web phenomena that impress everyone with numbers. To cite some: about 250 million users are on Facebook, and together they spend more than 5 billion minutes on Facebook… every day. These numbers suggest that we should start thinking about how to use Facebook for blogging or vice versa. We did some research to find out how the integration of Facebook with WordPress and vice versa works, or — in other words — how you can present your WordPress blog on Facebook or use the functionality of Facebook on your WordPress-powered blog. Both of these can be achieved with a set of WordPress plug-ins, a couple of which we’ll present here in detail. 1. Integrating a WordPress blog into Facebook is actually quite simply achieved via the Facebook API. The applications sustain themselves through earnings generated by displaying advertisements, which also makes Facebook an even more attractive platform to develop on. Plug-In Installation and Configuration 2. (al)

Interviews - Mark Klein | Spying On The Home Front | FRONTLINE What did you do for AT&T? How long did you work there? I worked at AT&T for 22 and a half years. My job was basically to keep the systems going. They were computer systems, network communication systems, Internet equipment, Voice over Internet [Protocol (VoIP)] equipment. So you handled the hottest high-tech stuff that AT&T had. That's right. What goes on inside the building on Folsom Street [in San Francisco]? While I was there we worked on three floors which belonged to AT&T. So this is an operations center. Well, this is an important hub for the Bay Area in terms of if you're talking about Internet. And then of course there's also the traditional phone switch, which is doing what it's been doing since before the Internet. Handling millions of calls. ... Handling millions and millions of phone calls, right. So this is a big hub. It's a big hub, yes. Take me back to the summer of 2002. ... Don Henry? Sometime later, maybe a few weeks -- I don't remember exactly -- he did show up. Yes. ... No.

A Graphic Guide to Facebook Portraits Everyone is aware of how significantly Facebook has impacted modern technologies such as online communication, information aggregation, and boyfriend stalking. Less noticed, but just as profound, is its influence on art. Just as refinements in mirror crafting led to an increase in self portrait production during the Renaissance, Facebook's steady, unrelenting invasion of every crevice in the civilized world has led to a new renaissance in portraiture, notable for its creation by people who wouldn't know good art if it friend requested them. These office workers and bored teens have replaced Okies and deranged shut-ins as the ultimate outsider artists; not only do they lack formal artistic training, most lack even the desire to create art. This chart will hopefully help you view specific Facebook portraits within the context of the larger genre, and therefore lead to a richer, more complex appreciation of Facebook portraiture as an emerging form of banal, eye-numbing expression.

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