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Re: Breaches of Privacy are what will drive change

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 15:17:34 +0100
Message-ID: <9178f78c0911050617w41a94421w745bbba2bf0935d8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christine Perey <cperey@perey.com>
Cc: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 8:25 AM, Christine Perey <cperey@perey.com> wrote:
> hello,
>
> Over the course of the SWXG different people have asked to whom and why does
> privacy in social networks matter. Of course, some have their own firmly
> held convictions regarding personal privacy, but we all have observed that
> the majority of social networking service users don't share these values.
>
> Unless, and until, that is....they read in mainstream media what happens to
> other people as a result of lack of education and use of privacy controls.
>
> I doubt any of us can relate to and compare ourselves with the proposed Head
> of British Intelligence, however, there is a bit of a lesson in this recent
> mishap:
>
> http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6644199.ece
>
> Perhaps the Privacy Task Force can catalog a few of these examples to enrich
> their user stories with real life testimonials.

http://www.yvoschaap.com/index.php/weblog/facebook_myspace_accounts_hijacked/

According to the blog a backdoor to facebook/myspace was wide open ...
thankfully fixed now, but some privacy concerns there ...

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