There’s anti-social behavior at the corporate level, too – especially now, in the age of increasingly social digital media. I mentioned this in my last post, but – since these (media) environmental conditions are new to all of us, including parents – maybe it would help to take a closer look…. We’ve always known that […]
Category Archives: privacy practices
Not another privacy-settings update, but not purely cosmetic – this is a better organized, more readable guide to privacy (and publicity) on Facebook.
The Federal Trade Commission’s preliminary report on consumer privacy online recommends a “Do Not Track” mechanism for the Web.
It’s a confusing, unsettling time for consumer privacy but also a time of opportunity for media-literacy education and parenting.
Surveys and headlines focused on parents’ concerns and how corporations and governments protect children don’t help the public’s understanding of youth protection in today’s media environment.
Last week privacy commissioners in 10 countries released a public letter to Google about their problems with the release of Buzz (Google has made significant changes to Buzz in the privacy area since its release). In a commentary in the Toronto Star, University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist wrote that “the joint effort may […]
1993: In a famous New Yorker cartoon, a dog at a computer says to his canine buddy looking up from the floor, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” Fast-forward 13 years…. 2006: “On the Internet, EVERYBODY knows you’re a dog,” declares the subhead to a Michael Kinsley essay in which he wondered at […]
Is Facebook becoming a cross between Twitter and a mini-blogosphere? Partly – if you make your status updates as long as blog posts. The social network site “is rolling out a new option for users who have made their profiles viewable by everyone,” the Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro reports. “A new lock icon in the […]