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PRIVACY

04.03.2009
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PRIVACY: PACT OR FAULTLINE?

Social networking threatens to get more and more intrusive

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Those who pass for grey hairs in the internet community were no doubt shaking their heads resignedly in February as the Facebook "saga" unfolded - and then appeared to be resolved. They warned - they say - that on the frontiers of the net, the faultline triggering an explosive reac- tion in privacy and rights issues was inevitably always going to be in the social networking area. An apparently simple change in service terms and conditions developed very quickly into a poten- tially damaging spat involving future possibilities spanning privacy and even copyright concerns.

Intermedia Issue:
Vol 37, Issue 1
Issue Date:
March 2009
Theme:
Privacy, Safety, Security

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