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NET 303 – Policy Primer
By using Facebook, you
agree to the Statement of
Rights and
Responsibilities that is
updated from time to
time.
You grant
Facebook a
nonexclusive, trans
ferable, sublicensable, roya
ltyfree, worldwide
license to use
any IP content
tha...
Once your
pictures or
videos are
out there
on
Facebook,
it is
difficult to
have
control of
them
All videos, pictures and
other information
disclosed on Facebook
becomes its property.
Facebook can use your
content in any way it sees
for profit.
When you delete content, it
remains in backup copies
for a reasonable period of
time.
An application you
join, can access
your content and
information and
what others have
shared with you
Facebook receives data when you
look at another person’s
timeline, send or receive a
message, search for a friend or a
pag...
Facebook has 14,000 word terms of
service and data use police …
Few people really read the “terms
and agreement” of the sign-up
page nor the Facebook’s privacy
policy.
Facebook users
are concerned
with privacy.
They either:
1.
Leave the site
2.
Configure
their privacy
setting that
are
comp...
Changes in the layout
and privacy settings are
not always easy and fast
to understand.
Users have to choose
among a lot of
different settings
and options to
modify Facebook’s
default settings.
Although Facebook
has developed
options to control
their
information, few
users have the
technical ability to
manage well ...
Facebook Privacy
Policy in 2005:

Current Facebook
Privacy Policy:

“No personal information
that you submit to the
Facebo...
According to Facebook, users
personal information…
In
2005

… belonged to specified groups

In
2006

… belonged to user’s ...
Facebook has begun to delete personal
privacy at an accelerated pace
Facebook
users do
not know
where their
private and
public
spheres
should be
drawn.
Protection of
personal
privacy is
fundamental
to an
individual’s
autonomy and
to control
what is
disclosed to
others.
“A man without privacy is a man without
dignity; the fear that Big Brother is
watching and listening threatens the
freedom...
Economy is
dependant of the
free flow of
information on
social networking
sites that affects
personal privacy.
Facebook
tracks its
users’
activities and
develop
profiles of
consumers.
Facebook users
are concerned
about the loss
of their
anonymity
and about the
sale of their
information to
third parties
fo...
Surveillance has become the social norm of this
century and it is a form of social control.
Facebook provides online visible interaction
available among many people.
“Control of information and communication has
been a major source of power throughout
history. The advent of the Internet ...
Facebook has gained bad
press:
1.

2.

Users are easily being
tracked
Users’ information is
shared without any
consent.
Facebook privacy
problems:
Users disclose too
much

1.

2.

Personal Privacy is not
well protected
Third parties are
looki...
Why Personal Privacy is not well protected?
For example, Facebook users’ may not be
aware that Facebook default settings f...
Personal information
is exposed to
strangers on
Facebook
Your Facebook “friends”
own your personal content
and can give it to a whole
range of other people.
The amount of
users’ disclosed
information on
Facebook is highly
valuable for
companies for
marketing issues.
We are free Facebook
labourers, that profits
from us.
The old adage
“Knowledge is
power” speaks
about the power
Facebook has
gained
recollecting
information
about over 2
billio...
Knowledge is key to
the exercise of
power
“The world is embracing new standards of
conduct, enforced not only by surveillance
and coertion but by willful disclosure...
Transparency as a
public good might
become a public
bad that infringes
on personal
privacy.
Despite the disadvantages of
having a Facebook
account, deleting a Facebook
account may also be a
disadvantage for our soc...
The use of Facebook is very useful for freedom of
expression especially in countries that use some
form of oppression for ...
Facebook represents a
public space, where the
power is exercised
References
Virtual Threat. [Image]. (2013). NSA-Surveillance. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from
http://www.virtualthreat.co...
Bitdefender. [Image]. (2013). Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Fight for Data
Transparency. Retrieved October 10, 201...
QualityStockPhotos. [Image]. (2013). QualityStockPhotos. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from
http://www.qualitystockphotos.co...
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  1. 1. NET 303 – Policy Primer
  2. 2. By using Facebook, you agree to the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities that is updated from time to time.
  3. 3. You grant Facebook a nonexclusive, trans ferable, sublicensable, roya ltyfree, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post.
  4. 4. Once your pictures or videos are out there on Facebook, it is difficult to have control of them
  5. 5. All videos, pictures and other information disclosed on Facebook becomes its property.
  6. 6. Facebook can use your content in any way it sees for profit.
  7. 7. When you delete content, it remains in backup copies for a reasonable period of time.
  8. 8. An application you join, can access your content and information and what others have shared with you
  9. 9. Facebook receives data when you look at another person’s timeline, send or receive a message, search for a friend or a page.
  10. 10. Facebook has 14,000 word terms of service and data use police …
  11. 11. Few people really read the “terms and agreement” of the sign-up page nor the Facebook’s privacy policy.
  12. 12. Facebook users are concerned with privacy. They either: 1. Leave the site 2. Configure their privacy setting that are complicated to understand
  13. 13. Changes in the layout and privacy settings are not always easy and fast to understand.
  14. 14. Users have to choose among a lot of different settings and options to modify Facebook’s default settings.
  15. 15. Although Facebook has developed options to control their information, few users have the technical ability to manage well their privacy settings.
  16. 16. Facebook Privacy Policy in 2005: Current Facebook Privacy Policy: “No personal information that you submit to the Facebook will be available to any users of the Web Site who does not belong to at least one of the groups specified by you in your privacy settings.” “When you connect with an application or website it will have access to General Information about you. The term General Information includes your and your friends names, profile picture, gender, …”
  17. 17. According to Facebook, users personal information… In 2005 … belonged to specified groups In 2006 … belonged to user’s schools , local area and other “reasonable” community. In 2007 … belonged to friends of friends In 2009 … belonged to “everyone”
  18. 18. Facebook has begun to delete personal privacy at an accelerated pace
  19. 19. Facebook users do not know where their private and public spheres should be drawn.
  20. 20. Protection of personal privacy is fundamental to an individual’s autonomy and to control what is disclosed to others.
  21. 21. “A man without privacy is a man without dignity; the fear that Big Brother is watching and listening threatens the freedom of the individual no less than the prison bars.” Zelman Cowen
  22. 22. Economy is dependant of the free flow of information on social networking sites that affects personal privacy.
  23. 23. Facebook tracks its users’ activities and develop profiles of consumers.
  24. 24. Facebook users are concerned about the loss of their anonymity and about the sale of their information to third parties for multiple purposes.
  25. 25. Surveillance has become the social norm of this century and it is a form of social control.
  26. 26. Facebook provides online visible interaction available among many people.
  27. 27. “Control of information and communication has been a major source of power throughout history. The advent of the Internet and of wireless communication allows the development of many-to-many and one-to-one horizontal communication channels that bypass political or business control of communication.” Manuel Castells
  28. 28. Facebook has gained bad press: 1. 2. Users are easily being tracked Users’ information is shared without any consent.
  29. 29. Facebook privacy problems: Users disclose too much 1. 2. Personal Privacy is not well protected Third parties are looking to take profit of users’ information 3.
  30. 30. Why Personal Privacy is not well protected? For example, Facebook users’ may not be aware that Facebook default settings for photo albums is “global”
  31. 31. Personal information is exposed to strangers on Facebook
  32. 32. Your Facebook “friends” own your personal content and can give it to a whole range of other people.
  33. 33. The amount of users’ disclosed information on Facebook is highly valuable for companies for marketing issues.
  34. 34. We are free Facebook labourers, that profits from us.
  35. 35. The old adage “Knowledge is power” speaks about the power Facebook has gained recollecting information about over 2 billion users.
  36. 36. Knowledge is key to the exercise of power
  37. 37. “The world is embracing new standards of conduct, enforced not only by surveillance and coertion but by willful disclosure: regulation by revelation.” Ann Florini
  38. 38. Transparency as a public good might become a public bad that infringes on personal privacy.
  39. 39. Despite the disadvantages of having a Facebook account, deleting a Facebook account may also be a disadvantage for our social and professional matters.
  40. 40. The use of Facebook is very useful for freedom of expression especially in countries that use some form of oppression for dissidents.
  41. 41. Facebook represents a public space, where the power is exercised
  42. 42. References Virtual Threat. [Image]. (2013). NSA-Surveillance. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://www.virtualthreat.com/2013/08/03/nsa-surveillance-tool-allows-real-time-access/ The Guardian. [Image]. (2009). Facebook Surveillance. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/libertycentral/2009/jun/18/villain-bozeman-city Dailysquib.co.uk. [Image]. (2011). Facebook Big Brother. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://www.dailysquib.co.uk/sci_tech/2806-facebook-wants-every-user-fingerprinted.html Cheeteye. [Image]. (2011). Surveillancebook. Retrieved October10, 2013, from http://www.cheeteye.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Surveillancebook800.jpg Forbes. [Image]. (2013). Facebook. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/08/27/facebook-first-report-on-governmentdata-requests-shows-it-denies-u-s-surveillance-demands-more-often-than-google/ Diary of a Workcovervictim. [Image]. (2013). Facebook Surveillance. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://aworkcovervictimsdiary.com/2013/02/how-does-social-media-and-othersurveillance-prejudice-an-injured-workers-case/
  43. 43. Bitdefender. [Image]. (2013). Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Fight for Data Transparency. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://www.hotforsecurity.com/blog/facebook-google-yahoo-and-microsoft-fight-for-datatransparency7023.html?sm_id=H4S_Posts&utm_source=SocialMedia&utm_medium=Post&utm_campaign=H4S Voice of Russia. [Image]. (2013). Facebook. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://indian.ruvr.ru/2013_09_21/Mass-exodus-Facebook/ Révolte Numérique.[Image]. (2012). Facebook Surveillance. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://www.revoltenumerique.herbesfolles.org/tag/fichage/ Dooneyscafe. [Image]. (2013). Big Brother is Watching. Retrieved October10, 2013, from http://www.cheeteye.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Surveillancebook800.jpg Genius Media Group. [Image]. (2013). Facebook Privacy. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://news.rapgenius.com/Facebook-proposed-changes-to-statement-of-rights-andresponsibilities-lyrics SocialFish. [Image]. (2013). Data Use Policy. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://www.socialfish.org/2013/06/a-little-privacy-please-your-rights-and-social-mediapolicies.html
  44. 44. QualityStockPhotos. [Image]. (2013). QualityStockPhotos. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://www.qualitystockphotos.com/
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