[Air-L] privacy redefined

Michael Zimmer zimmerm at uwm.edu
Sun Aug 29 17:53:41 PDT 2010


Readers might be interested in my blog post:

Facebook Places Privacy Falls Short: Non-Authorized Check-Ins by Friends are Visible
http://michaelzimmer.org/2010/08/20/facebook-places-privacy-falls-short/

And related coverage at MSNBC.com:
Facebook Places: Be your friends' 'Big Brother?'
http://redtape.msnbc.com/2010/08/facebook-places-we-are-each-others-big-brothers.html


-michael zimmer

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On Aug 29, 2010, at 12:04 PM, Nick Lalone wrote:

> I wonder if Facebook changes will take the place of the old virus
> scare emails. Thanks for the heads up. One thing I noticed was a
> message from facebook on the privacy settings page:
> 
> "Get the Facts about Places
> There is a false rumor that Facebook shares your location without your
> knowledge or consent.
> 
> You control your information on Facebook. With Places, you choose when
> to share your location by checking in or allowing friends to check you
> in. Your location is never given to anyone automatically.
> 
> Learn more about Places."
> 
> On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 11:44 AM, jcu <jcu at execulink.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Hello,
>> 
>>> Just for everyone's information ... forwarding a
>>> message from some Facebook contacts ...
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Facebook launched Facebook Places yesterday.
>>> Anyone can find where you are when you are
>>> logged in. It gives the actual address & map
>>> location of where you are as you (and or) your
>>> kids use Facebook TO UNDO: Go to "Account",
>>> "Account Settings", "Notifications", then scroll
>>> down to "Places" and UNCHECK the 2 boxes.
>>> SAVE changes and then share this message.
>> 
>> joan
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> 
> 
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> Nick LaLone
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