Posted by: Ben | December 22, 2008

Facebook Research

Over on the Yahoo!/ISD fellowship research blog, I wrote a post about James Grimmelman’s thorough and fascinating research paper on Facebook’s privacy norms.  I thought it’d strongly apply to the research here, since I’m trying to formulate a system that allows people to protect their own identities and data in an open format.

In it, Grimmelman talks about all the different aspects of how we use Facebook’s privacy controls (or rather, how we don’t use them at all) and how Facebook is absorbing an awful lot of data.  How are we to protect ourselves and our data using Facebook’s system?  How can we get people to pursue their own privacy more actively?

Go give my post and Grimmelman’s paper a read.

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