Archive | 9 May 2010

Limiting Online Privacy

I don’t understand why people treat free sites, such as Facebook, as a private space. To me the internet is even more public than work or school. At work or school sharing personal information is unavoidable. Due to this we have the right to a certain amount of security or privacy. But participating in a social networking site is something people do voluntarily and it isn’t necessary to even use real names.

Social networking sites don’t create privacy settings because the end-users deserve it; they invest in these functions because they want the public to be there – it is about gaining market share by luring in as many users as possible. Read More…