Interesting overview of health records and metadata
Kind of humorous but some good practical advice!
So the Facebook / Open Graph privacy posts are making the rounds again. Facebook does have a pending privacy change but they are holding off on it due to concerns (seriously – did you vote? I did) . I’ve written about this before, but since it’s going around again (and probably will every time facebook changes), it’s a timely topic.
Some really good tips courtesy of TrendMicro and Pcmagazine
Researchers have started hitting deadends in ERIC (the Educational Resources Information Center) database when trying to download/view fulltext PDFs. PDFs downloads were ceased due to privacy concerns. I haven’t seen much written about this other than a brief post at Inside Higher Ed. ERIC’s statement included this message: A limited number of ERIC full-text documents are available at this time
Given that many social media sites use databases on the backend and APIs, there are a lot of interesting 3rd party apps and experiments culling through data and repurposing. One such experiment is WeKnowWhatYoureDoing.com – the Atlantic gives a good overview of how this works: Let me give you this hypothetical about privacy. You and a friend walk into a
Article about some of the egregious breaks in privacy at Facebook as well as the conditions of the proposed settlement against Facebook (– still the WORLD wide web, though!)—————-Facebook has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s eight-count complaint in which the FTC charged that the social networking service, which is widely used by libraries, had deceived consumers by promising
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peerindex (a reputation management/metrics site) has launched a new search engine called peekyou (http://www.peekyou.com). It searches across facebook, linkedin, twitter, friendster, myspace, several people search engines (intellius, spokeo, etc.) and even wikipedia. Results include email addresses, phone numbers, documents, web sites, and public records (although some of those results are offered through paid services like through peoplesearch or spokeo). An