Posted by: David Harley | May 5, 2010

Facebook and Privacy (again)

TechCrunch describes (complete with video) how a Facebook security issue allows us to eavesdrop on our friends’ live chats at http://bit.ly/dijRi0. Since FB chat is “down for maintenance” at the moment, perhaps they’re in the process of fixing it. We can but hope.

Meanwhile, over at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Kurt Opsahl illustrates how Facebook has moved away from privacy protection since its inception, using snapshot views of its privacy policy over the past five years.

http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/04/facebook-timeline/

Hat tips to @jleyden and @SocialMediaSec for the pointers.

David Harley FBCS CITP CISSP
Security Author/Consultant at Small Blue-Green World
Chief Operations Officer, AVIEN
ESET Research Fellow & Director of Malware Intelligence

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