I recently sent an email of protest concerning the Internet privacy Bill C-30 via OpenMedia.ca. Interestingly, I got a automated reply back from the Honourable Vic Toews addressing the issues in the email. Unfortunately, the email raises a lot more questions than it answers, for me. Here is my response, with the text of the original email following afterward: Continue reading
A quick shout out to Etsy.com and their swift community friendly response to what appears to be an unintentional exposure of user buying patterns linked to real names. Kudos to their team!
I’ve been having some people asking me when the last time Facebook lost control of users’ information and it was stolen or inappropriately obtained and resold by app developers. As reported in the WSJ it was October of 2010 – not very long ago! I thought it worth mentioning again, especially since according to this letter (PDF) to US Representatives Ed Markey & Joe Barton from Facebook, they are still planning on making phone numbers and addresses available to app developers… Continue reading
Well, yet another questionable move by Facebook in terms of protecting user information and privacy. Certainly not a questionable move in terms of monetizing their platform and making it advertiser/corporate friendly, though. On January 14th Facebook released a new feature for application developers: “We are now making a user’s address and mobile phone number accessible.” Continue reading
With all the hoorah surrounding Facebook’s May 2010 privacy changes and new policies, I thought it would be a good idea to collect all the hacks I know of together to keep your personal info as secure as possible!