Tag Archives: social media

FB slips new data use policy for review the night before Thanksgiving

Well, FB is at it again. They mailed users at 11 p.m. on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving with an update to the [Data Governance documents](https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-site-governance/proposed-updates-to-our-governing-documents/10152304935685301). You can leave any comments by 9:00 AM PST on November 28, 2012. Continue reading FB slips new data use policy for review the night before Thanksgiving

Several sites dark for SOPA protests

Today is the day that sites have banded together to raise awareness about [SOPA and PIPA legislation](https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/01/january-18-internet-wide-protests-against-blacklist-legislation). There are two bills, SOPA in the House and PROTECT IP ACT (PIPA) in the Senate. Important sites have gone dark, at least on their logos, as a way of raising awareness and protesting the potential legislation. Continue reading Several sites dark for SOPA protests

Facebook kills educational project because it gains too much profile

[Facebook]() are at it again. After a librarian at a major US university tried to apply some innovation on FB by recreating two historical students and allowing others to *friend* them and follow what they would have done in their lives, what they might have thought or how they might have reacted, etc. They were doing fine, until the project got some publicity about how popular the two students were (2000+ friends each) and FB summarily lowered the executioner’s axe with no warning, claiming a violation of policy. Continue reading Facebook kills educational project because it gains too much profile

EFF study on social networking policies for handing over data

I just read an interesting study from the [EFF](https://www.eff.org/) which [surveyed] (https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/01/social-media-and-law-enforcement-who-gets-what) the policies regarding sensitive data handover to agencies that come asking for it. Sobering reading. Continue reading EFF study on social networking policies for handing over data