Saturday, May 08, 2010

Facebook’s Gone Rogue; It’s Time for an Open Alternative | Epicenter | Wired.com

A timely Facebook reality check (via Slate).  

Mathew Ingram at GigaOm wrote a post entitled “The Relationship Between Facebook and Privacy: It’s Really Complicated.”

No, that’s just wrong. The relationship is simple: Facebook thinks that your notions of privacy — meaning your ability to control information about yourself — are just plain old-fashioned. Head honcho Zuckerberg told a live audience in January that Facebook is simply responding to changes in privacy mores, not changing them — a convenient, but frankly untrue, statement.

In Facebook’s view, everything (save perhaps your e-mail address) should be public. Funny too about that e-mail address, for Facebook would prefer you to use its e-mail–like system that censors the messages sent between users.

Facebook’s Gone Rogue; It’s Time for an Open Alternative | Epicenter | Wired.com

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