Zuckerberg Restraining Order on Facebook Stalker

Perhaps if this man had written Oprah a letter and then showed up at her offices and home, she might have handled the situation more delicately. The founder of the notorious stalker site, Facebook, has taken swift legal action against a man who awkwardly and persistently asked for advice and money: Zuckerberg has obtained a … Continue reading Zuckerberg Restraining Order on Facebook Stalker

Congressional Quiz on Facebook Privacy

Two Congressmen have sent a direct and scathing letter to Facebook’s management regarding privacy failures. The questions come after Facebook mentioned on a blog that application developers would soon have more access than ever before, even to user addresses and phone numbers; and then they abruptly said the plan was postponed. The letter was announced … Continue reading Congressional Quiz on Facebook Privacy

European Privacy Experts Slam Facebook

Facebook is feeling some heat in Europe. Deutsche Welle says the company has attempted to reform its behavior six months after Hamburg’s privacy commissioner, Johannes Caspar, threatened them with fines. Thomas Hoeren, a professor at the Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law at the University of Muenster told Deutsche Welle that the recent changes … Continue reading European Privacy Experts Slam Facebook

Facebook Rips MIT Map of Social Networks

Odd, on December 9th I mentioned a story on the BBC about an MIT team who had spent considerable resources mapping social networks to geography. [Carlo Ratti of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s] team used records of more than 12 billion anonymised landline telephone calls, to model who Britons frequently spoke to. I added in … Continue reading Facebook Rips MIT Map of Social Networks