We know what you did last summer.


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  • A party in your living room. Except your house is made of glass and located on Times Square. http://bit.ly/9t96pJ
  • 'Openbook' Lets You Search Facebook Status Updates, Even if You Don't Have an Account - http://youropenbook.org / Throw up test in already open browser: http://youropenbook.org/?q=leaving+for+vacation&x=0&y=0&gender=any The new connections fe ature s benefit Facebook and its business partners, with little benefit to you Lifejacking - These likes then show up on your profile and, of course, in your Facebook News Feed where your friends can see the link and click it, allowing the vicious, viral cycle to continue. ~ http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/likejacking_takes_off_on_facebook.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+readwriteweb+%28ReadWriteWeb%29 Koobface, an anagram of Facebook, is a computer worm that targets the Microsoft Windows users of the social networking websites Facebook, MySpace,[1] hi5, Bebo, Friendster and Twitter[2]. Koobface ultimately attempts, upon successful infection, to gather sensitive information from the victims such as credit card numbers. It was first detected in December 2008 and a more potent version appeared in March 2009
  • Facebook used to be a place to share photos and thoughts with friends and family and maybe play a few stupid games that let you pretend you were a mafia don or a homesteader. It became a very useful way to connect with your friends, long-lost friends and family members. Even if you didn’t really want to keep up with them. Read More  http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/05/facebook-rogue/#ixzz0qI4t9nsI
  • It's an ideal target for identity thieves, who could use it to obtain more information about you and potentially gain access to your bank or credit card account
  • Some tools to help: http://www3.untangle.com/saveface A firewall and spam filter company called Untangle launched a tool on called SaveFace , which takes the form of a browser bookmark utility and sets as many Facebook profile elements as it can--contact information, friend lists and connections, wall posts--to "friends only." an independent developer released on Monday a similar tool called ReclaimPrivacy.org, which scans a Facebook member's privacy settings, flags profile elements that may be unexpectedly public, and, like SaveFace, can reset them. Both applications are open source.
  • Malicious content protection Category blocking Profanity filtering Defensio is 100% free for personal use
  • Diaspora ~ The privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all, open source social network.
  • The privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all, open source social network. ~ http://joindiaspora.com/
  • We know what you did last summer.

    1. 1. Facebook Privacy: We know what you did last summer Khürt Williams
    2. 2. Facebook is a nation <ul><ul><li>400 millions users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% active daily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>each user averages 130 friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70 languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70% outside the US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Facebook is a business 550,000 active applications 250,000 web sites integrated 50% of Top 100 global websites integrated 11% of users are over the age of 35, and the fastest growing demographic is users over 30. Source: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics
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    6. 6. Who's looking through the window Openbook: Search Facebook Status Updates, Even if you Don't Have an Account ~ http://youropenbook.org/ Koobface : A computer worm that targets the Microsoft Windows users of the social networking websites ~ http://bit.ly/171ol5 “ Lifejacking” - a Facebook-enabled attack that tricks users into clicking links that mark the clicked site as one of your Facebook &quot;likes.“ ~ http://bit.ly/d2gr5y
    7. 7. How did we get here? http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
    8. 8. Facebook profiles are a marketer's dream because users reveal so much about their interests, such as favorite sports, hobbies and product preferences ~ Clara Shih, author of &quot; The Facebook Era .&quot;
    9. 9. Turning out the lights Birthday Vacation Privacy controls Children Photos Supervision Search engines Friends
    10. 10. Close the blinds SaveFace: http://www3.untangle.com/saveface ReclaimPrivacy: http://www.reclaimprivacy.org/
    11. 11. Get a guard dog   Defensio eliminates malware and other unwanted or risky content to protect your facebook account ~ http://defensio.com/
    12. 12. Turn off the light and take out the trash “ Facebook has gone rogue, drunk on founder Mark Zuckerberg’s dreams of world domination. It’s time the rest of the web ecosystem recognizes this and works to replace it with something open and distributed” ~ Wired Magazine http://bit.ly/aaGUSI
    13. 13. Diaspora: The privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all, open source social network. ~ http://joindiaspora.com/
    14. 14. Questions? SaveFace: http://www3.untangle.com/saveface ReclaimPrivacy: http://www.reclaimprivacy.org/ OpenBook: http://youropenbook.org/ Defensio: http://defensio.com/ Diaspora: http://joindiaspora.com/