Monday, September 24, 2012

Facebook: snitchgate!


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A story about Facebook went around twitter last night that provoked quite a reaction in privacy advocates like me: Facebook, it seems, is experimenting with getting people to ‘snitch’ on any of their friends who don’t use their real names. Take a look at this:Facebook has had a ‘real names’ policy for a while: this is what their ‘Help Center’ says on the subject:
Just emailed this post to family and friends on FB, INTENTIONALLY via FB. Suspecting that doing so is a huge no, no, I expect FB to retaliate by closing or blocking my account. Oh well, it wouldn't be the first time.

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