TechLaw: Provocative Ruling in Facebook v. Power Ventures

May 23, 2009
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TechLaw: Provocative Ruling in Facebook v. Power Ventures Takeaways for Web users: Like they say on the playground, you can pick your friends, you can pick your data. But you can’t pick your friend’s data. Well, that’s nice to know. What facebook knows about me that cannot be easily found out on the net is […]

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Facebook Manners And You

April 19, 2009
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Slashdot | Facebook A Black Hole For Personal Info

February 12, 2008
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Slashdot | Facebook A Black Hole For Personal Info “The NY Times has an article on how Facebook is so sticky it is nearly impossible to get loose. While the Web site offers users the option to deactivate their accounts, Facebook servers keep copies of the information in those accounts indefinitely.” How Sticky Is Membership […]

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Andrew Patrick » Spyware being installed by a Facebook application

January 4, 2008
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I have always been worried about facebook and this notion of trusting the installing of applications by anyone who makes them up. I get requests every day. I’ve installed some, because I don’t want to offend friends who invite me… which is an interesting form of leverage. But Andrew (who has invited me to speak […]

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