Social-networking sites such as Facebook represent one of the most challenging frontiers for personal privacy.
In recent events, Facebook users had a confusing mix of fake and real malicious treats, and Google launched a beta of its take on social networking.
A year after I first looked at Facebook privacy for Windows Secrets, some safeguards of user privacy have improved slightly.
But by other measures, user privacy on Facebook is worse — here’s what’s changed.
In their headlong drive to steal some of Facebook’s thunder, Microsoft and Google incorporate some highly questionable social-networking features into their popular e-mail services.
Google’s Buzz comes under the most fire, with many privacy experts and Internet users deeply concerned that it plays fast and loose with personal privacy. There are some important facts all Gmail users should know.
In their hunt for market dominance, social networks Facebook, Google Buzz, and Microsoft Live are redefining what social means — and in the process, straining the bounds of personal privacy.
Facebook, the big daddy of these three, has made quiet changes to its privacy settings, ones that members need to understand if they are going to manage the distribution of their personal information.