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Apr062010

How is privacy important to you? – Making Sense of Privacy and Publicity with Danah Boyd

Privacy is one of the biggest concerns for any online user. Danah Boyd, a social media researcher at Microsoft investigates how privacy is used and misused online. At SXSW she presented a talk entitled “Making Sense of Privacy and Publicity” which addresses following and more: · Privacy’s still a huge issue: Danah starts with dismissing quotes about “death of privacy” from technology executives. Privacy’s still very much a hot-button issue and examples’re given about how breaches of privacy can hinder some online experiences · Internet changes and so does your privacy: Have you noticed changes in some online services? Danah talks about implications of companies automatically placing you into new services that may change your privacy settings · Social media and privacy’re discussed in detail with examples of how Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites handle issues of privacy · Privacy Fail: Her lecture also touches on many privacy foul ups, while providing deep insight to the real issues behind a “privacy FAIL.”

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