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Mar 2010

Valid Reasons for Concern Over Privacy With Facebook.

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It’s one thing to run the risk, using the internet, of being hacked or being somewhat exposed in general over the worldwide web. To me, it’s quite another to feel comfortable about Facebook after learning about the unethical and underhanded practices of CEO Mark Zuckerberg (while still recognizing the tendency towards college hijinks by college students). Revealed today in Business Insider, Mark Zuckerberg used Facebook login information to hack into the accounts of writers’ at Harvard’s Crimson. This would be during an ongoing investigation into whether he had stolen ideas from fellow classmates while commissioned to build their site ‘UConnect’. I parenthetically comment on ‘college hijinks’ because at the time of these ‘scandals’, Zuckerberg could not have been more than 20 or 21 years of age, and hacking into email accounts for some might seem sport, particularly at that age. Given the amount of press and commentary the past months (perhaps years) over Facebook security, very little has been mentioned of FB users’ privacy concerns against FB itself.

Great, one more thing to worry about.

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