Friday, 6 June 2008

Exposing yourself for the summer

As you'd expect, like all Brits, I'm trying to convince myself that we're actually having a summer. This put me in mind of social events, and specifically social networking. Everyone and their dog (literally) is now on Facebook it seems.

Lately there's been a lot of news about Facebook using personal details for profit and now Canada's federal privacy commissioner has launched an investigation into Facebook. Apparently four students complained that the popular Web site violates Canadian law by disclosing personal information to advertisers without proper consent.

This in turn reminded me of a wonderful YouTube video - definitely worth watching and passing on to your less security-aware friends and family!