How Privacy Vanishes Online http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/109095/how-privacy-vanishes-online This article explains how the privacy of a person has completely diminished because of use and popularity of social networks like facebook, twitter, and etc. People on social networks put up their personal information not just their pictures, social networks, but also wall posts, and day to day events that are posted. Computer scientists claim that they can find out most of your social security by just gathered and reorganized information like this without your social security. In a class project at MIT, they examined 4000 profiles with link to friends that were gay. They were able to predict 78% of the time whether the profile belonged to a gay male. The FTC has claimed that the rules of privacy have not kept with technology, and they may be right. However, facebook and other social networks I believe want to rewrite the roles by diminishing the role of privacy. Some people still care about their privacy, which is what facebook does
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This document was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course MIS 235 at Miami University.