Privacy & Data Security
|Feb 03, 2004 9:15 pm
||re: Social networking and spying
| Michael Becker
|| True. Concerned individuals can take action as follows:
Sign-up at Ryze under fake identities (a utility like Roboform can automate and simplify the process). A sufficient amount of disinformation will make the site useless for government snoops. It would still be OK for social networking - if somebody contacts your "fake" id with an interesting post then "you" (the real you) can take over from there.
On another note, Linked-in is more secure because they use https - on Ryze it is all plain http transmission - inlcuding so-called private messages.
> Sonia Arrison wrote:
> Here's a column on the spy potential of social networking sites. I'd be interested in any comments/suggestions.
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