How to Adjust your Facebook Privacy Settings

[NOTE: This post has been updated here.] For Milwaukee's OneWebDay celebration, we provided students instructions to help them adjust their privacy settings on Facebook. It seems that while Facebook does provide many controls for users to manage the flow of…

Conference: Privacy in Social Network Sites

Speaking of privacy on social networking sites, the Dutch 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology is holding a 2-day conference later this month on Privacy in Social Network Sites. I know the organizers of this event well, and they are asking…

More On the “Anonymity” of the Facebook Dataset – It’s Harvard College (Updated)

(See my update at the bottom of the post, as well as Fred Stutzman's thoughtful analysis) As mentioned the other day, a group of researchers from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University released a dataset of…

On the “Anonymity” of the Facebook Dataset (Updated)

(Updated below with responses to comments by Jason Kaufman, one of the lead researchers on this project) (Another update: I'm pretty sure the "anonymous, Northeastern university" from where this dataset was derived is Harvard College. Details here) A group of…

Google to “systematically” provide data on suspect Orkut users to Brazilian authorities

Social network services are increasingly being used in legal and criminal investigations. Google's social networking site Orkut, which is immensely popular in Brazil, is no exception. In 2006, I commented on Google's decision to comply with a Brazilian court order…

Moli: Maintaining Multiple Personas Online, Sharing More Personal Information

Technology Review has a piece discussing the new social networking site, Moli. Moli's claim to fame is the ability to have multiple social networking profiles linked by a common login, each with its own privacy settings. This can be especially…

Yale ISP Reading Group: Technology, Law, Society, Values and Design

This spring I am running a reading group at the Yale Information Society Project (but open to all) titled "Technology, Law, Society, Values and Design." The description and draft syllabus are below -- comments and suggestions are welcome! Technology, Law,…