Recs n Links: 03 Sep through 03 Sep

  • zvi_likes_tv: LiveJournal automates privacy breach, breaks accessibility for small gains, and …:

    [Good overview with lots of links – if you don't understand why people are upset, make sure you click through to zulu's post. -L]

    Security geek extraordinaire [personal profile] helens78 confirms accounts with pingbacks turned off send pingbacks.
    The problem, the breakdown, the thing that LJ is not grasping is that, as jazzfish says, "[t]he ability to lock your posts to a subset of your readers creates an expectation, and culture, of privacy."
    niquaeli explains that Dreamwidth is not LiveJournal, Only Better. If you want proof of that, look at the prototype new update page. This is the third public iteration of the page… you can see more about how a big change like that is handled on Dreamwidth.

    03 Sep: livejournal

  • Facebook Adds Facial Recognition:

    Before you go freaking out, Facebook's new facial recognition feature isn't there quite yet – your latest photobomb won't result in the victims sending you angry Facebook messages as the service identifies your snarling mug in the background. For now, facial recognition simply means recognizing that a face is present and leaving it at that.

    03 Sep: stalking

  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over:

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience yesterday that if he were to create Facebook again today, user information would by default be public, not private as it was for years until the company changed dramatically in December.

    03 Sep: stalking

  • news: Facebook and Twitter Connect, Pingbacks:

    Update: Thank you for taking the time to offer your honest feedback. We understand and appreciate your desire for privacy. We share your concerns. Most of us would not want to publish our LiveJournal usernames or FO comments to Facebook or Twitter either (to the extent we even use them).

    03 Sep: livejournal