IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Dealing with the Death of Privacy in the Facebook Age
Privacy is deadat least on the Weband while Facebook lately has been treated as the executioner, in reality the company is little more than a pallbearer. The death of privacy began the first time it was possible to find random tidbits about a person via a Google. People soon discovered that every bit of personal information they put on the Web had a very long shelf life. Even those who don't use the Web likely have information about them put on there by someone who does. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared at the Crunchie Awards in January that privacy is no longer the "social norm." If so, what's next? Perhaps it's learning to live in a digital world with a new set of rules governing how, when and where information should be shared. At eWEEK, we have come up with a list of ideas Facebook and other sites should embrace to strike the balance between privacy and information, and a few tips for users to protect themselves.