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Facebook lives up to my worst expectations
In January 2008 I made this prediction: it would be far more effective to use a Facebook application to harvest personal information whilst apparently offering a useful service, and then use the data elsewhere and/or at some time after the application ...
18-Oct-2010
20:26:35
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Facebook: do I get to say "I told you so?"
Just noticed that slashdot is running a story on Facebook applications and data privacy: Privacy activists are rallying around yet another major issue at Facebook, in which the company is secretly sharing user data with third parties. Researchers from ...
07-Feb-2008
12:26:17
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Facebook faces privacy questions
Just noticed this report on the BBC News website: Facebook is to be quizzed about its data protection policies by the Information Commissioner's Office. The investigation follows a complaint by a user of the social network who was unable to fully ...
18-Jan-2008
15:27:21
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Facebook: and so it begins...
I just came across this security advisory via The Register. A malicious Facebook application is using social engineering techniques to persuade people to install spyware/adware on their machines: What happened is reasonably straightforward, sadly. The ...
04-Jan-2008
04:12:44
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How to leave Facebook - followup 3
On the 14th December the UK Information Commissioner's Office set me an update on my complaint about Facebook's refusal to remove your data when you try to close your account. Here's what the ICO said: I write to let you know that I am in the process ...
26-Dec-2007
03:39:12
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Facebook privacy roundup
Steven Mansour has written a nice roundup of various articles and blog entries about Facebook's stance on privacy. What is interesting to me is not so much the concentration on Facebook, it is that there seems to be a growing awareness of the importance ...
30-Nov-2007
02:16:42
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How to leave Facebook - followup 2
See here and here for the backstory to this post. I've had a reply from the UK Information Commissioner's Office saying that they are looking at my complaint, so things are moving there too. It also seems that I've sparked some interest in this topic, ...
20-Nov-2007
05:08:01
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How to leave Facebook - followup 1
The electrons were barely dry on my last post when I received an email from TRUSTe about the problems I'd had getting Facebook to close my account; the interesting bit is below: Thank you for submitting your privacy complaint through the TRUSTe ...
19-Nov-2007
11:31:35
9
How to leave Facebook
As I documented in my last post, it isn't actually possible to leave Facebook, all you can do is 'deactivate' your account. I got in touch with Facebook and asked them to delete my account, and here is the reply I got from them: If you deactivate, ...
19-Nov-2007
10:35:38
10
Facebook and your lack of privacy
I've just attempted to delete my Facebook account, only to find this on the 'deactivate' page: Opt out of receiving emails from Facebook. Note: Even after you deactivate, your friends can still invite you to events, tag you in photos, or ask you to ...
02-Nov-2007
02:53:49