Hacktivist group Anonymous, which has been responsible for cyber-attacks on the Pentagon, News Corp, and others, has vowed to destroy Facebook on November 5th (which should ring a bell). Citing privacy concerns and the difficulty involved in deleting a Facebook account, Anonymous hopes to "kill Facebook," the "medium of communication [we] all so dearly adore."Read more »
The Electronic Frontier Foundation gives an overview of the emerging peer-to-peer alternatives to centralized, monopoly-controlled social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and discusses the strengths of the former and weaknesses of the latter.Read more »
"The documents show that the DHS established a unit called the Social Network Monitoring Center (SNMC) last year to scour social sites for signs of potential security threats during the presidential inauguration.
The sites targeted by the SNMC included predictable ones such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, in addition to more demographically focused sites such as MiGente and BlackPlanet."Read more »
Indiana State Police now post arrest reports and other info on twitterRead more »
"A virtual thieving spree could have real life consequences for culprits in Finland, where police are investigating the theft of virtual furniture on a social networking site popular with teenagers." -- If they catch the culprits, will they serve time in a virtual prison?Read more »
Facebook has shown time and time again they don't care about your privacy. May 31st is quit Facebook day. Let's move towards an open source alternative.Read more »
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