Senin, 19 Juli 2010

Facebook must stop tricking its users, says Danah Boyd

Danah Boyd, the researcher who accused Google and Facebook of failing users on privacy earlier this year, has called on Facebook to embrace “radical transparency”. In a post on her blog at the weekend, Boyd recalled the reaction to her speech at the South By Southwest conference in Texas:

“After my talk, I received numerous emails from folks at Google, including the PM in charge of Buzz. The tenor was consistent, effectively: ‘we f—– up, we’re trying to fix it, please help us.’ What startled me was the radio silence from Facebook…”

Boyd joins a growing number of technology experts who are criticising Facebook’s approach to privacy. Her argument is particularly powerful since she takes the time to gather data about these things.

“Youth are actually much more concerned about exposure than adults these days. Why? Probably because they get it. And it’s why they’re using fake names and trying to go on the DL (down-low).

“A while back, I was talking with a teenage girl about her privacy settings and noticed that she had made lots of content available to friends-of-friends. I asked her if she made her content available to her mother. She responded with, ‘of course not!’ I had noticed that she had listed her aunt as a friend of hers and so I surfed with her to her aunt’s page and pointed out that her mother was a friend of her aunt, thus a friend-of-a-friend. She was horrified. It had never dawned on her that her mother might be included in that grouping.”

This kind of confusion is understandable given the complexity of Facebook’s privacy settings. Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s vice president for public policy, told the New York Times last week that Facebook can’t win – it is criticised for not allowing enough control if the privacy settings are simple and it is criticised for being too confusing when it allow more granular control.

However, Boyd says Facebook can do more:

“If Facebook wanted radical transparency, they could communicate to users every single person and entity who can see their content. They could notify then when the content is accessed by a partner. They could show them who all is included in ‘friends-of-friends’ (or at least a number of people). They hide behind lists because people’s abstractions allow them to share more. When people think ‘friends-of-friends’ they don’t think about all of the types of people that their friends might link to; they think of the people that their friends would bring to a dinner party if they were to host it. When they think of everyone, they think of individual people who might have an interest in them, not 3rd party services who want to monetize or redistribute their data. Users have no sense of how their data is being used and Facebook is not radically transparent about what that data is used for. Quite the opposite. Convolution works. It keeps the press out.”

Boyd closes by emphasising the importance of choice for Facebook users:

“The battle that is underway is not a battle over the future of privacy and publicity. It’s a battle over choice and informed consent. It’s unfolding because people are being duped, tricked, coerced, and confused into doing things where they don’t understand the consequences. Facebook keeps saying that it gives users choices, but that is completely unfair. It gives users the illusion of choice and hides the details away from them ‘for their own good.’”

However, Facebook is closing in on 500 million users. It might calculate that it can afford to annoy a few of them in order to get what it wants.

Facebook snooping: children have privacy rights too

Should schools be policing children’s Facebook pages? Should parents snoop on their children’s friends’ Facebook pages? A recent post by Emma Mulqueeny raises both those questions.

Her daughter and her daughter’s friends were called to see the deputy head at school and reprimanded “for talking to boys and swearing” on Facebook. Mulqueeny was disturbed by this and, concerned that the school had invaded her daughter’s privacy, asked them to explain:

“It turned out that what had happened was that one of the parents of the other girls involved had seen her daughters wall, and chat, had then explored all of the other girls’ walls and records of chats and had set about printing everything that concerned them. This parent created the file of print outs and took them to the school, asking that they do something about this. The deputy head said that she had a dilemma, really, she could not do nothing, nor could she really get overly involved. She decided that the best course of action was to call the girls in, to reprimand them for the behaviour that had concerned the other parent, mainly to teach them that 1. they can get caught doing anything online and 2. there is no such thing as completely private in the digital world.”

It seems that the school acted responsibly. They could – and perhaps should – have simply told the concerned parent that what the children did outside school was not their responsibility but there is some value in teaching the children that their online conversation are not always restricted to their intended audience.

If anyone did wrong here, it was the snooping parent. Reading your own child’s Facebook page is perhaps fair enough, particularly if they have connected with you, though it does feel a little like reading their diary. Reading your child’s friends’ Facebook pages is just creepy – a total invasion of privacy (again, assuming they haven’t explicitly given you permission by connecting with you).

The problem here is a quirk of the Facebook privacy settings. Unless you explicitly tell it not to, Facebook will share many aspects of your page with your friends’ friends. Thus if you are ‘friends’ with your child on Facebook, you might well be able to read their friends’ pages. That doesn’t mean that you should. Indeed, reading then printing out your child’s friends’ Facebook pages and then taking those print-outs to their school is not that different to reading and photocopying their diaries and taking those to a teacher.

It’s tempting to argue that children have no right to privacy because the need to protect them outweighs their desire for privacy. However, a sense of private space is an important part of growing up. And the fact that the ‘Facebook generation’ has a slightly different view of privacy is not the same as them having none at all.

What the deputy head should do next is show all the children how to update their privacy settings so that their friends’ parents can’t see their content.

Facebook Jumps the Walled Garden to Twitter

Facebook has had Twitter envy for the past 6 months.It was only a matter of time before facebook got it right and allowed actions on their site to jump over the facebook wall. Facebook just announced that you will be able to publish from facebook pages to twitter. Smart move for a variety of reason; the best of which it simply leverages a more friction free ecosystem to drive users back to facebook. I just hope that Twitter does not crush under the weight of these new flurry of tweets that are certain to come flowing from facebook.

This also makes Twittter even more valuable as a communication channel and will undoubtedly drive higher adoption of Twitter. Fasten your seat belts; I predict a bumpy ride.

Here is the blog post from the facebook team.

Publishing to Twitter from Facebook Pages

Many people have asked us to make Facebook and Twitter work better together for those times when they want to share their content as widely as possible. We agree. Over the next few days, we will be releasing a feature that allows administrators of Facebook Pages to publish their Facebook updates to their Twitter accounts automatically.

Public figures, musicians, businesses and organizations of all types who’ve created Facebook Pages often want to share a status update, a photo or an event with as many of their supporters as possible. Celebrities may want to share personal news or charities may want to put out calls for help to both their Facebook fans and their Twitter followers, all at the same time.

If you manage a Facebook Page, you now will be able to decide whether to share updates with their Twitter followers, and you also will be able to control what type of updates to share: status updates, links, photos, notes, events or all of them. If you have multiple Pages, you will have the option to link each of those Pages to different Twitter accounts. This new feature will only link Facebook Pages to Twitter, not your individual profile. It will soon be available at

A number of celebrities and organizations on Facebook are already using this feature to publish the content on their Facebook Page to Twitter and reach a wider audience. They include Dane Cook, LIVESTRONG, The World Wildlife Fund, and the NBA, WNBA and D-League.

We are always looking to make it easy for you to use Facebook with your favorite websites and applications. Facebook Connect allows you to bring your Facebook profile with you across the Web. We recently worked with Yahoo to integrate your Facebook experience into Yahoo’s new homepage; we’ve built our own Firefox and iPhone applications in-house; and we built tools to help you bring your content from YouTube, Hulu and other sites into your Facebook profile.

Twitter was a natural next step to link with Facebook Pages because it is a powerful tool for broadcasting short messages widely.
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I was able to build this new feature from start to finish as a summer engineering intern. Next month I’ll head back to school, but I’m excited to see my work here live on through all of the people who now will both share on Facebook and tweet on Twitter right from their Facebook Pages.

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Facebook Profile: What is Facebook?

The idea of Facebook can be quite confusing to those new to social networking. So what is Facebook? It is a place to communicate with friends and family, to share photographs or funny links you find on the Web, to play social games like Farmville or Mafia Wars, search for long-lost friends or even chat interactively with your buddies.

In short, it is your home on the web. Find out more you can do with Facebook and why you should use it.

Facebook sprung from its roots as a school-based social network to became the most popular social network in the world. A few keys to Facebook's success is its ability to appeal to both people and businesses, the success of Facebook's developers network which has turned Facebook into a thriving platform, and Facebook Connect's ability to reach out to the rest of the web and provide a single login that works across multiple sites.

How to Organize Your Facebook Friends
Facebook Profile: Key Features

* Facebook allows you to maintain a friends list and choose privacy settings to tailor who can see what on your profile
* Facebook allows you to upload photos and maintain photo albums that can be shared with your friends
* Facebook supports interactive online chat and the ability to comment on your friends "walls" in order to keep in touch or just say 'hi'.
* Facebook supports groups and fan pages, allowing businesses to effectively use Facebook as a vehicle for social media marketing
* Facebook's developer network delivers advanced functionality in the form of social apps like Flixster and Vampire Wars
* Facebook Connect allows websites to interact with Facebook and allows Facebook to be used as a universal login authentication service

How to Set Up an RSS Feed on Facebook
Facebook Profile: History

Facebook is a social network founded in February of 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. Originally a social network for students of Harvard University, it became a hit on campus and expanded to other colleges. In 2005, Facebook opened itself to high schools, and in 2006, it was open to everyone. Since then, it has experienced tremendous growth, bypassing MySpace in terms of global popularity.

In 2007, Facebook launched the Facebook Platform, which allowed developers to create applications on the network. Rather than simply being badges or widgets to adorn on a Facebook page, these applications allowed friends to interact by giving gifts or playing games, such as chess. In 2008, Facebook launched Facebook Connect, which competed with OpenSocial and Google Friend Connect as a universal login authentication service.

Senin, 05 Juli 2010

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Want a great deal on a Facebook account? A Russian hacker who calls himself "kirllos" claims he can sell you 1,000 unsuspecting users' login credentials for just $25, or $45 if the accounts have more than 10 friends each.
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The hacker is believed to have stolen the IDs of 1.5 million Facebook users. If accurate, that means one out of every 300 Facebook users may have been victimized. Kirllos is selling the information on an underground hacker website, according to VeriSign's iDefense Labs. The cybersecurity company estimates that kirllos has sold around 700,000 accounts so far, but VeriSign was unable to verify if any of the accounts are legitimate accounts belonging to real Facebook users.

Kirllos' prices are incredibly cheap compared to other scams for sale. E-mail usernames and passwords usually fetch between $1 to $20 each, according to Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report. In contrast, Kirllos is claiming he will sell accounts for as little as 25 cents each. is a website that ranks 5751988 in Alexa

VeriSign: 1.5M Facebook Accounts for Sale in Web Forum

Security researchers at VeriSign iDefense can put a price on your Facebook account. As a recent attempt to sell 1.5 million accounts shows, social networking credentials are gaining value in the cyber-underworld.

Signing up for Facebook is free. But that doesn't mean attackers will have trouble turning a profit if they get their hands on your user credentials.

Just how much money can be made is illustrated by new findings from VeriSign iDefense, which uncovered a cyber-crook on an electronic fraud forum selling 1.5 million Facebook accounts at a price of $25 per 1,000 accounts with 10 contacts or less. For accounts with more than 10 friends the going rate was $45 per 1,000.

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A hacker is peddling 1.5 million Facebook accounts at low price of US$0.25 apiece.

According to reports online, a hacker calling himself Kirllos has put up the large volume of Facebook user names and passwords on an underground hacker forum.

Against the total number of Facebook users, this is estimated to account for one in every 300.

VeriSign's iDefense group found Kirllos' post and pegs the number of accounts sold so far at 700,000.

iDefense did not provide confirmation on whether the accounts are legitimate, but the security company said this follows a trend of hackers stealing social networking IDs from global networks such as Facebook.

Randy Abrams, director of technical education with security firm, Eset, pointed out in a statement that scams practised over social networking sites are able to dupe more people because victims are more trusting, thinking the sender is a friend.

According to Symantec's Internet security threat report for April, the estimated cost of e-mail IDs and passwords typically go for between US$1 and US$20 per account. Credit card and bank account credentials can go up to US$30 for credit cards and US$850 for bank accounts.

This makes Kirllos' asking price of US$25 to US$45 per 1,000 accounts much lower in comparison.

Facebook has been the target of numerous hacking attacks over the last few years. Last month, McAfee warned of an e-mail going around that contained a Facebook password-stealer. Last year, a phishing scam sent a round of private messages to Facebook and Twitter users, with a link to a malware site.

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