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Social networking threatens to get more and more intrusive
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.
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