Distributed Social Networks

During our seemingly never-ending election cycles, social networks like Facebook and Twitter have been cashing in through the sales of political ads, sometimes containing glaring factual errors. Facebook’s case is made worse through leadership of a man with a history of making morally dubious decisions, and does not seem to understand the ramifications of what he has created, including failing to adequately protect user’s privacy, as illustrated by the actions of Cambridge Analytica in the 2016 election and during Brexit. [Read More]

We trusted Facebook with our data.

We Trusted Facebook With Our Data We trusted Facebook with our data. Facebook decided that trusting third parties was easier than properly restricting access. The quiz app violated Facebook’s trust by violating terms of service. Facebook violated our trust by making that possible. Like you said, the single sign on functionality is very useful. Facebook doesn’t have a monopoly on that functionality though. Here’s a security talk from 2010 highlighting some of their issues, but putting too much (IMO) of the blame on users instead of Facebook. [Read More]