In an exchange captured by Buzzfeed, Mark Zuckerberg’s sister and former marketing director Randi Zuckerberg posted a candid family photo on Facebook about “the family’s reaction to the site’s new ‘Poke’ app.” Vox Media’s Callie Schweitzer saw the photo in her Facebook newsfeed and tweeted it. Zuckerberg objected.
Earlier this month, after reading Renay San Miguel’s article on Facebook application access to private information, I posted: I’ve removed 80 percent of my FB applications and double-checked/changed permissions on the remaining few. Most of the [remaining] apps are there for my convenience: they allow me to post to FB from “outside” but none can […]
Lorrie Cranor‘s keynote on usable privacy and security: Her emphasis is not on the technology, but its use/adoption. To be safe, “experts” suggest
And you thought your biggest worry was online spyware. Researchers at IBM have created a “smart” shopping cart which contains an interactive screen and scanner. If a shopper is part of a store’s loyalty system, the cart can provide a shopping list based upon her prior purchase. It can recommend items that are on sale. […]
Finland has proposed a law that would let parents track the movements of their young children via mobile phone, even without their consent. An official says similiar legisation is slated for introduction in the EU. Finland is the home to cell phone manufacturer Nokia.