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Techies, Newbies and the Preservation of Privacy

– No sooner had I submitted my May 30, 2016 “Facebook Fallibility—Algorithms vs. Judgement vs. Ourselves” BlogInfoSec column about Facebook having used newbies to select items for “Trending Topics” than Jim Rutenberg published an article, “Facebook’s Troubling One-Way Mirror,” on the…

Facebook Fallibility—Algorithms vs. Judgment vs. Ourselves

– A front page article in the May 21, 2016 issue of The New York Times, by Mike Isaac has the title “At Facebook, Human Backup for Algorithms Proved Fallible.” The article describes how a team of Facebook leaders discussed how to “use human judgment to make algorithms better at finding news on…

Privacy NO More

– The biggest scare at this years IANS event was not news about botnet attacks from Belarus or data leaks, but the increased scrutiny by Human Resource Departments of prospective candidates to include social media. So, do not be surprised when you are asked during an interview to provide information…

Bill Gates, Facebook and Privacy Controls

– While in India this week, Bill Gates made the following comment: He admitted that he once had a Facebook page, but every day “ten thousand people tried to be my friend.” He said he spent too much time trying to decide “Do I know them? Don’t I know them?” Ultimately, he said, “I had to…

Web X.0 – Should We be Scared?

– I sit and watch my 16 year-old son texting on his phone while messaging on the computer while watching television and apparently trying to do some homework. I’m a nervous wreck after about 15 minutes of watching it all happen at once. Finally I’ve had it. “Stop!” I tell him. “There’s…