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Privacy and Social Networks

Privacy and Social Networks



a light overview of some aspects of privacy. Made for Tel Aviv university

a light overview of some aspects of privacy. Made for Tel Aviv university



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  • Privacy and SNs Tel Aviv University, 07/01/08
  • The web has become platform for sharing
  • The Kokhav Nolad Syndrom lands on the web
    • Teens use the internet as a theater
    • 55% have an online profile (mostly with full names, photos, and photos of friends)
    • 46% post fake information to protect themselves
    • 49% use networks to make friends
    • 32% have been contacted by strangers
    • Girls are more concerned than boys on privacy
    • Older teens share more
    • More rules in household than other media
  • Is Privacy an illusion?
    • Once your data is Public this is too late, unless…
    • Google Yourself to find out
    • Online Advertising is based on knowing what you do. Does that disturb you?
    • Privacy is an illusion only if you want to. But it is very hard to avoid
  • The BeaconGate proves we are not in a jungle
  • The ScobleGate
  • Questions and expectations
    • Who owns your data? (you, platform, advertiser, friend)
    • How easy is it to modify/delete? (bebo winner according to this )
    • Is our friend’s data our data?
    • What usage can we do of this data?
    • In which context can we use it? Is our data portable? Are SNS ready to open?
    • How to attribute the permissions to use it? Who has the authority?
    • How to maintain a good level of trust with my friends?
    • What standards/best practices are going to be adopted and what regulation? Check up DataPortability.org
  • Be Careful but not obsessed
  • Useful links
    • ScobleGate http://www.techmeme.com/080103/p36#a080103p36
    • On data portability http://www.dataportability.org/
    • Pew Internet research http://content1.docstoc.com/flash/Teens%20Privacy%20Social%20Networks.swf
    • On trust http://confusedofcalcutta.com/2008/01/04/information-ownership-in-an-information-economy-a-sideways-look/
    • Privacy wars http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/questions-about-privacy-wars.php
    • Say Everything http://nymag.com/news/features/27341/