Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Microsoft treads into privacy mindfield

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Microsoft has bravely decided to go where Google and Facebook have tread before….

Microsoft’s social networking site also searches other websites including Twitter and Facebook for users’ information, thereby increasing the amount of potentially private information which is available about a user.

It has been careful to blog, however, that “For non-fan pages, we only surface popular shared links from Facebook users in the aggregate form, and only from users who have set their status updates to be shared with ‘everyone.’ No names or photos, or even the text in the update associated with the link are published — just the link in aggregate.”

To see the full article, click here.

Google takes compromising photos

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Google came under attack today for using its 3D ‘street view’ cars to collect potentially compromising data about New Zealand homeowners.

Concerns have been raised about the amount of information Google has acquired through these means, with the company’s assurance that it is not misusing the data it has gathered.

See the full article here.