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Evolving Privacy in Social Media
How social networks are changing our tolerance for privacy
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Facebook and You : You’re not the customer, you’re the product

Facebook and You : You’re not the customer, you’re the product | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook and You : If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the customer. You’re the product being sold.
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Mobile phones not smart about protecting privacy | Mind The Gap Public Relations, LLC

Mobile phones not smart about protecting privacy | Mind The Gap Public Relations, LLC | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it
Mobile app privacy is becoming a growing concern with over 90 million people owning smart phones.
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Twitter possibly used to target Vancouver restaurant shooting victims

Twitter possibly used to target Vancouver restaurant shooting victims | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it
Did the shooter who wounded two men outside a popular downtown restaurant last weekend learn of their whereabouts through Twitter?
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Ghostery

Ghostery | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it

Ghostery sees the invisible web - tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons. Ghostery tracks the trackers and gives you a roll-call of the ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity.

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Concurring Opinions » The Year in Privacy Books 2011

Concurring Opinions » The Year in Privacy Books 2011 | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it

Here is a list of privacy published in 2011.

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Video: Video Voyeurs in More Public Places

More cases of tiny cameras found in public bathrooms and a tanning salon. The advances in technology are used by people looking to invade privacy.

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Zuckerberg Writes About Privacy on Facebook and the FTC Complaint

Zuckerberg Writes About Privacy on Facebook and the FTC Complaint | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it

Facebook resonds to concerns by the FTC aboutprivacy.

 

Effective today I am creating two new corporate officer roles to make sure our commitments will be reflected in what we do internally and externally:

 

- Erin Egan will become Chief Privacy Officer, Policy. 

- Michael Richter will become Chief Privacy Officer, Products.

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Facebook Retreats on Privacy

According to people familiar with the talks, the settlement would require Facebook to obtain users' consent before making "material retroactive changes" to its privacy policies. That means that Facebook must get consent to share data in a way that is different from how the user originally agreed the data could be used.

 

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Privacy by default: a look at Facebook’s settings

Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are reportedly nearing a settlement on a complaint over the company’s privacy policies.

 

In December 2009, the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the regulatory agency the the social network had switched on “simplified” privacy policies that were “unfair and deceptive.”

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Is Klout crossing the line when it comes to privacy?

Is Klout crossing the line when it comes to privacy? | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it
Critics claim Klout is invading the privacy of those who haven't even joined the service, including children, by compiling "shadow profiles" of them based on their activity online.
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Protecting Your Online Reputation: 4 Things You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Protecting Your Online Reputation: 4 Things You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC] | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it
This infographic shows you how to manage your online reputation, perhaps saving you some embarrassment, or even your career.
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Klout Now Allows You To Delete Your Account

Klout Now Allows You To Delete Your Account | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media influence tool Klout now allows users to delete their account. Here's how you can delete your Klout account.
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Is Klout Really Accessing Your Protected Tweets? | Social Media, Pointedly

Is Klout Really Accessing Your Protected Tweets? | Social Media, Pointedly | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it

Megan stated, “If you want your Tweets to only be available to approved followers, you can set your account to protected. Tweets posted by a protected account are only visible to approved followers and not otherwise publicly available to third parties.”

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This Creepy App Isn’t Just Stalking Women Without Their Knowledge, It’s A Wake-Up Call About Facebook Privacy [Update] | Cult of Mac

This Creepy App Isn’t Just Stalking Women Without Their Knowledge, It’s A Wake-Up Call About Facebook Privacy [Update] | Cult of Mac | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it

These are all girls with publicly visible Facebook profiles who have checked into these locations recently using Foursquare. Girls Around Me then shows you a map where all the girls in your area trackable by Foursquare area. If there’s more than one girl at a location, you see the number of girls there in a red bubble. Click on that, and you can see pictures of all the girls who are at that location at any given time. The pictures you are seeing are their social network profile pictures.”

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The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it
The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits...
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Google Patents Technology to Serve Ads Based on Background Noise | PCWorld Business Center

Google Patents Technology to Serve Ads Based on Background Noise | PCWorld Business Center | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it

A new Google patent could enable the search giant to base advertising on background noise during phone conversations...

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Facebook is Using You - The New York Times

The bits and bytes about your life can easily be used against you. Whether you can obtain a job, credit or insurance can be based on your digital doppelgänger — and you may never know why you’ve been turned down.

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Why Social Media Can Suck, great post about privacy concerns and other problems by @AllysonK

Why Social Media Can Suck, great post about privacy concerns and other problems by @AllysonK | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it

Every time someone signs up for Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube they give away their personal data and rarely question it. This data is stored and used for marketing purposes. That’s how marketers are able to do such niche targeting on platforms like Facebook.

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Eli Pariser: Beware Online 'Filter Bubbles'

Eli Pariser: Beware Online 'Filter Bubbles' | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it

Personalized Internet filters are making us less smart, we are isolated in our own information bubble not of our own making.

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Taking Control of Your Data

This conference, slated for 2012, will be looking at how to better control your data online. Notice the data outlay on the top right corner of the page that tellsyou a little about yourself and your device.

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Facebook Retreats on Privacy

Facebook Retreats on Privacy | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it

According to people familiar with the talks, the settlement would require Facebook to obtain users' consent before making "material retroactive changes" to its privacy policies. That means that Facebook must get consent to share data in a way that is different from how the user originally agreed the data could be used.

 

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World's Fastest-Growing Facebook App Will Scare the Crap Out of You

World's Fastest-Growing Facebook App Will Scare the Crap Out of You | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it
"Take This Lollipop" was just a side project for Halloween, but it has become the fastest-liked application ever on Facebook -- and arguably the most terrifying.
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Klout Updates Privacy Features. Is it Enough?

Klout Updates Privacy Features. Is it Enough? | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it

Klout has made some concrete changes to protect the privacy of unregistered users. The company is no longer creating profiles or scores based on unregistered users pulled from Facebook.

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Your Facebook Comments, Coming Soon to a Google Search Near You | Webmonkey | Wired.com

Your Facebook Comments, Coming Soon to a Google Search Near You | Webmonkey | Wired.com | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it

"Developers are upset because Google is no longer the passive crawler it once was and users will likely become upset once they realize that comments about drunken parties, embarrassing moments or what they thought were private details are going to start showing up next to their names in Google’s search results."

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SCARY: How Your Child's Privacy Can Be Violated With Facebook And Klout

SCARY: How Your Child's Privacy Can Be Violated With Facebook And Klout | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it
Even if your kids keep all their Facebook privacy settings tight and limited to visibility among friends only, if your children comment on a friend's public status update, that information becomes public.
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Is Klout Using Our Family to Violate Our Privacy?

Is Klout Using Our Family to Violate Our Privacy? | Evolving Privacy in Social Media | Scoop.it

Is online influence tool Klout using our own family to build their numbers? Your non-social media savvy friends may have a Klout profile and not even know it.

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