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Episode 1

A brief summary of recent events – Facebook, privacy, phishing and so on – some hints about forthcoming research, and next Wednesday’s episode: the 7 habit-forming components of Facebook’s design.     Technorati Tags: facebook,psychology,privacy

31 May 2010 at 18:27 - Comments

RTE Radio 1, Sunday Forum

An email I sent in to the Sunday Forum on RTE Radio 1 got picked up by Myles Dungan. The show was discussing Facebook and internet privacy issues: Sunday Forum May 30th and Sunday Forum May 30th – 2 The question was basically, can traditional ethics and morality keep pace with technology?   To which I answered: […]

31 May 2010 at 15:30 - Comments

Baby boy bricking it: Zuckerberg announces new privacy features on Facebook

Looking at least twenty years younger than he is, and a billion dollars poorer, a wooden-looking Zuckerberg explains the new Facebook privacy settings.     I’m no dinosaur, but the chap looks like he hasn’t even started shaving yet. And he quite cringeworthily mentions that it was his birthday (26th) was recently. As if to […]

26 May 2010 at 22:22 - Comments

Another Facebook f*ck up: Your personal information has been sold

As I predicted, the Facebook privacy bandwagon has continued to roll on. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook, and MySpace, have been sharing users personal information with advertising companies, contrary to their official policies. This is extremely bad behaviour and will likely lead to more users peeling off and creating a greater groundswell […]

21 May 2010 at 15:23 - Comments

Why Facebook’s privacy policy doesn’t work: We’re not in college anymore

It’s pretty simple what’s going on, now that I’ve had a chance to think. Facebook’s ethos is ‘radical transparency’ Everything should be shared All information should be free We should share all our information This would make us all equal This is why: we have the News Feed the privacy default is public Facebook is built […]

19 May 2010 at 12:21 - Comments