I guess that you couldn't miss the recent story about FaceBook's new update. One that connects your data posted on their social network with the other sites all over the web. One that caused automatic change of privacy settings for all members. If you had any doubts, that wasn't a bug in the system, that was a deliberate action that opened the private data of 350 millions of people to the rest of the Internet, search engines, archives and data sniffers included.
So what? – one might ask. Call me old fashioned but I do care that my private things stay private, and that it is me who determines what is private for me. That is the exact opposite of Google's CEO Eric Schmidt's thinking that
if you have something you don't want anyone to know maybe you should not do it in the first place.
Now that's an interesting way to think. Read more…