Complicated Privacy Policy Bites Former Facebook Marketing Director Zuckerberg
Dec25

Complicated Privacy Policy Bites Former Facebook Marketing Director Zuckerberg

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. @randizuckerberg I’m just your subscriber and this was top of my...

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Adventures In Facebook: Privacy Warning, Another UI Change Coming
Dec17

Adventures In Facebook: Privacy Warning, Another UI Change Coming

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 access my data unless I’m using the application. My...

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Usable Privacy

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 1) personal firewall, 2) spam filters, 3) popup blockers, 4) cookie manager, 5) anti-spyware tools, 6) encryption software, 7) filters for kids, 8) anonymity tools, 9) virus software …. after installing all that software, do you have any time (or hardware space)...

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Coming to your local grocery store …

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. And it might contain a localized GPS system to show the route to a particular product in the store....

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Monitoring minors with mobile phones

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.

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