[Air-L] privacy redefined
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
And related coverage at MSNBC.com:
Facebook Places: Be your friends' 'Big Brother?'
Michael Zimmer, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Director, BS in Information Science & Technology Program
Associate, Center for Information Policy Research
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
e: zimmerm at uwm.edu
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:
>>> 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.
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> Nick LaLone
> Texas State University-San Marcos
> Systems Support / Master's Student
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