Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Two Posts on the Subject of Facebook and Privacy

I realize it has been a while since I posted here, but I wanted to note these two privacy-related posts because they are different aspects of the same problem.

Mark Zuckerberg Faces the Privacy Meter: Facebook trends open book

Face it folks, it’s time to dust off the Privacy Meter for a quick check of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. According to an internal source, Mr. Zuckerberg has placed himself in the camp made (in)famous in 1999 by Scott McNealy, the CEO of Sun Microsystems, who was reported to have said: “You already have zero privacy anyway, so get over it.” Mr. Zuckerberg’s position was recently described by a Facebook insider in response to this question: “How does Zuck feel about privacy?” Response: “He doesn’t believe in it.” (More...)

Facebook Tool Might Help With Privacy Settings and Awareness

Using Facebook means sharing personal information with at least some people, but Facebook sometimes makes changes to the way sharing works. Knowing exactly what you share and with whom can be hard to figure out. (More...)

Disclaimer: Okay, so I have severely neglected this blog. Bad blogger! No Bloggie Award! Frankly, I blame that age-old pair of challenges: Too many blogs and not enough time. I have been blogging, just not here. And some of my posts in other places have been privacy-related. I admit, I'm still trying to resolve the many-niche-blogs versus unified-blogging theory. Please bear with me.