Social Networking Services & Privacy Issues

It’s impossible to be online and not encounter social networking, which in recent years, has embedded itself in many facets of people’s online lives. Websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn offer their users huge forums for sharing information, establishing contact with others and maintaining ties to friends and family.

This article examines social networking services from a privacy standpoint, looking at key issues such as access, control, limitations and trust. Websites’ privacy policies and their weaknesses are also examined, by using the well-known social networking service Facebook as an example of how these services can compromise users’ [...]

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Google Buzz

When Google launched its social networking tool, Google Buzz in February 2010, privacy advocates around the world raised concerns regarding its features. Although Google has since made significant changes, the compromises and intrusions of privacy still remain a troubling characteristic of many Web services and online networking [...]

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Twitter is following your clicks

Several Twitter users noticed a change in their service Tuesday. It wasn’t obvious to most, and might not represent a significant difference. This examination of Twitter’s privacy policy questions their [...]

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Separating the white collar from the weekend: A Guide to Facebook Privacy

Facebook has made great strides in allowing users to lock down their profiles, and limit the information shared. More recently, these adjustments may be applied to specific friend segments, allowing group permissions across nearly every sharable [...]

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