Category Archives: privacy

Facebook privacy updates; Open Graph false advice post are circulating again

robinna/ September 29, 2013/ social media, privacy, tutorials/ 0 comments

 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. 

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Experiments in social media – what people are doing

robinna/ June 26, 2012/ social media, privacy, twitter/ 0 comments

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 – 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

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Facebook privacy settlement & an overview of some of the privacy breaks

robinna/ November 29, 2011/ social media, privacy/ 0 comments

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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New workshop on Privacy & online security

robinna/ October 10, 2011/ privacy, my projects/ 0 comments

UGAers ~ New & free class for you!  If you’re a Facebook user and don’t know about security settings, this is a class for you. If you travel and use public wifi, this is a class for you! Privacy & YOU:Focusing on best practices and practical tips for maintaining your privacy using skills that can be applied to any website

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Peekyou, search across the web, social media & more

robinna/ September 27, 2011/ social media, privacy, twitter/ 0 comments

peerindex (a reputation management/metrics site) has launched a new search engine called peekyou ( 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

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