Archive for June 9th, 2009

Jun 9, '09

I’ve been writing a lot about privacy in social networks, and sometimes the immediacy gets lost during the more theoretical debates. Recently though I’ve been investigating a massive privacy breach on Facebook’s application platform which serves as a sobering case study. Even to me, the extent of unauthorised data flow I found and the cold economic motivations keeping it going were surprising. Facebook’s application platform remains a disaster from a privacy standpoint, dampening one of the more compelling features of the network.

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