Cool Toys pics of the day: Facebook Privacy & Diaspora

Matt McKeon: The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook:
http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/

EXCERPT:
Let me be clear about something: I like Facebook. It’s helped me
reconnect with dozens of people with whom I’d lost touch, and I admire
the work their team does. I hope your takeaway from this infographic
isn’t “I’m deleting my account”; rather, I hope it’s “I’m checking my
privacy settings right now, and changing them to a level with which
I’m comfortable”.

Opsahl, Kurt. Facebook’s Eroding Privacy Policy: A Timeline.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) April 28, 2010:
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/04/facebook-timeline

EXCERPT:
“As Facebook grew larger and became more important, it could have
chosen to maintain or improve those controls. Instead, it’s slowly but
surely helped itself — and its advertising and business partners — to
more and more of its users’ information, while limiting the users’
options to control their own information.”

Diaspora:
http://joindiaspora.com/

EXCERPT:
“We believe that privacy and connectedness do not have to be mutually
exclusive. With Diaspora, we are reclaiming our data, securing our
social connections, and making it easy to share on your own terms. We
think we can replace today’s centralized social web with a more secure
and convenient decentralized network. Diaspora will be easy to use,
and it will be centered on you instead of a faceless hub.”

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