Posts Tagged ‘Privacy and the media’

Google Street View Broke Canadian law

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

For something as simple as Street View, it’s amazing how it’s run afoul of local laws in so many different countries …

Commissioner says Google committed ‘serious violation’ of privacy laws

Google violated the privacy of thousands of Canadians when it inadvertently collected personal information about them with its Street View mapping cars, the country’s privacy commissioner has ruled.

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How Evil is Facebook?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Meh. Facebook generally isn’t any more evil than most other corporations; the article makes it sound like Facebook single handedly invented nosiness and sloth all on it’s own.

Think of it as your life going down the drain while you spend hours casuallly stalking other people’s lives

How evil is Facebook? So evil! Invader of privacy, maker of billions, social network that turns us all into casual stalkers . . . In all of the articles, blogs and, er, Facebook status updates ever written about Facebook, there does seem to be universal agreement that it is, somehow, suspect – a point on which the two recent films made about Facebook, Catfish and The Social Network, predictably concur.

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