Tag Archives: privacy

Who Can Access Your Facebook Profile?

Just when you thought you had locked down your Facebook privacy settings, there’s word that, in fact, your profile may be readily accessible to third-parties including advertisers. BBC reported on this story today: Facebook profile access ‘leaked’ claims Symantec What … Continue reading

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Is Privacy and Illusion – Followup

If you’re not yet concerned about what information is available about you online, you probably ought to read this article in the Wall Street Journal, “Scrapers Dig Deep for Data on the Web.” (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703358504575544381288117888.html) Data collection companies are creating accounts … Continue reading

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Is Privacy an Illusion?

Recently I had the opportunity to reconnect with an old friend from college. She’s one of those very intelligent people who really educate themselves about an issue and think it through before forming an opinion. A conversation with her really … Continue reading

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Who’s watching what you’re reading?

Or why I won’t be buying a Kindle any time soon. Amazon has again set itself up as the arbiter of what you should be reading. This time they’re protecting you from erotica that involves adult incest. The powers that … Continue reading

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More on Facebook

The issue of Facebook and privacy has been much debated and it’s not hard to find articles, blogs and discussions about it. I’d already had my concerns about the new profile. (Chiefly, I was irritated because I wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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Facebook and Internet Privacy

I admit it, I’m one of those middle-aged women invading the previously teen-dominated world of social networking. It’s not always a smooth process. In fact, my own daughter refuses to be my “friend” on Facebook. Frustrating as that can be … Continue reading

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Convincing conservatives of libraries’ relevance

I recently got a forwarded email from some distant relatives. It was one of those rants about everything that is wrong with our country. And the solution, of course, is to forward the message to everyone you know. Normally these … Continue reading

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