Most popular social networks: Facebook Twitter MySpace Facebook is the most popular with over 500 million users. (Social Media)Social Media Facebook is the biggest offender of privacy.
Privacy issues: 2008: Exploit allowing 17 gigabytes of pictures to be dumped to BitTorrent No acknowledgement Another half a million pictures leaked a few days later. http://blog.absolute.com/myspace-sequence-of-privacy-issues/ http://blog.absolute.com/myspace-sequence-of-privacy-issues/ By default, (except for users under age 16) everything is set to public Limited Privacy Settings TOS does not say that they will not sale your information. (Mint.com)Mint.com
Somewhat limited in functionality compared to Facebook and MySpace Privacy somewhat limited, just generalized settings. Privacy Issues surrounding Twitter: 140 characters, people less likely to think about what they are typing. (FT tech hub)FT tech hub
Our main topic for this presentation Privacy issues almost everything is public by default; this goes for any user of any age. Although privacy settings are powerful, they are not very secure Settings are VERY confusing. http://technologizer.com/2009/08/18/were-using- facebook-differently-is-your-personal-info-safe/ http://technologizer.com/2009/08/18/were-using- facebook-differently-is-your-personal-info-safe/
Posts/photos now being used against you by law enforcement, lawyers, and universities. Application developers allowed to access information Certain apps collecting and selling your information Zynga: FarmVille, TexasHoldEmPoker, Mafia Wars Other Apps: Causes, Phrases, and Treasure Isle No way to permanently delete account; you can only deactivate
Mark Zuckerbergs Facebook had photos leaked after he set his privacy settings Facebook had just implemented.
Same article as previous slide
PCWorld, June 28 th 2010: 100 million Facebook profiles were available as a torrent download Article Article
Wall Street Journal: many applications passed information to advertisers that could personally identify you Article Article
Sophos (security firm): an alarming 41% of Facebook users willing to share all of their information with complete strangers. Article Article
March 2 nd, 2011: Atlanta Journal- Constitution: 3 students punished for Facebook posts 1 expelled 2 more suspended. http://www.ajc.com/news/students-disciplined- for-facebook-858326.html http://www.ajc.com/news/students-disciplined- for-facebook-858326.html
Facebook recently and very quietly added an option (set to on by default) to allow them to share your phone number, addresses with external sites.
Mark Zuckerberg: If I were to create Facebook again today, user information would be by default public, not private. (ReadWriteWeb)ReadWriteWeb
My own experience on privacy Fall 2010 Found and located Jane Doe on Facebook by accessing her shared media through iTunes finding key clues in her media.
Are we posting too much information on Facebook?
Investigate possible Jury Candidates (All Facebook)All Facebook Divorce Lawyers use posts, photos, and other information to help make their case as. (CNN)CNN Help parents gain custody of children (Internet Cases)Internet Cases Help police track down criminals.
Criminals use information found to hack accounts Increasing numbers of pedophiles contacting minors
Foursquare and Facebook Check-in let criminals break in to homes and businesses while people are away. Increased ease of stalking.
Facebook allowed to share information with other sites by default. Application developers allowed to use information. Facebook can and will use your name and photo for generating ads. (Genesis Blogging)Genesis Blogging
Dont use Foursquare Dont use Facebook Check-in Regularly check privacy settings on any site Turn off Facebook Ads Change appearance in Facebook Ads to NO Turn off permission for Facebook to sell your information http://www.allfacebook.com/facebook- privacy-2009-02 http://www.allfacebook.com/facebook- privacy-2009-02
Nothing on the Internet is private. Do not post anything you would potentially be ashamed of Do not post anything that could get you in legal trouble.
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