Thursday, January 3, 2013

Facebook privacy woes are nothing compared to what the government is snooping about you

Many people clamber for the setting link when Facebook changes its privacy policies, but, as TechDirt discusses, nobody really seems to mind the eroding of their privacy rights by the US government.

There's currently nothing on the New York Times web site about the votes (either yesterday's or today's). The Associated Press wrote a story about the House's vote in September but nothing yet from yesterday or today. The Washington Post did post a story this morning. A Google news search will land hits with mostly tech or web-based media outlets.
Compare the lack of response to the way people react to privacy breaches connected to Facebook or Twitter. Media outlet after media outlet carried reports about a private picture of Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's sister, accidentally being made public somehow through social media channels. And how many of your Facebook friends posted that silly, pointless "privacy notice" on their walls?

- TT/Bd

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