Questions (hit reply, or post to your blog):
1. Is Facebook clueless, unethical or just unlucky? Why?
2. Will Facebook’s latest behavior result in more lawsuits and/orindustry regulation?
3. Do you trust Facebook with your information?
1. I’d say all three: they are unlucky because they unethically adopt the clueless innocent pose in front of their users.
2. Yes on the lawsuits, because Facebook is big enough that it’s going to get lawsuits no matter what it does. However, I have seen enough outrage, and not just from Jason, that I believe this latest privacy action will result in more lawsuits on this specific subject. I am also still naive enough to hope that a few more “best practices” sorts of announcements regarding privacy might be put out by other Internet companies, specifically geared at the naive first-time user.
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I’m all for fighting terror, but this seems too much of a “Big Brother” item to me..
FBI wants palm prints, eye scans, tattoo mapping – CNN.com
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia (CNN) — The FBI is gearing up to create a massive computer database of people’s physical characteristics, all part of an effort the bureau says to better identify criminals and terrorists.
The FBI wants to use eye scans, combined with other data, to help identify suspects.
But it’s an issue that raises major privacy concerns — what one civil liberties expert says should concern all Americans.
I gotta find out where to sign up for this…
Privacy groups pitch “don’t track me” ad server blacklist
By Nate Anderson | Published: October 31, 2007 – 12:37PM CT
The Do Not Call list has proved a huge hit with consumers. Now, a collection of privacy advocates wants the Federal Trade Commission to launch a similar Do Not Track List that will prevent behavioral advertisers from tracking online activities over time.
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