Google? Facebook? Who Do You Trust?
May 27, 2010, 16:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Elgan)
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"User trust has suddenly become the most important
attribute an Internet company can have.
"Who do you trust? More importantly, who do you mistrust?
"May 31 is "Quit Facebook Day." Some users are outraged over new
privacy policies that made sharing all personal content the
default. The company "rolled out a simplified version of its
privacy controls today, a single page where users can set who sees
"Too late. Facebook already damaged its own reputation by
mismanaging changes in privacy controls. That harmed reputation
will continue to haunt Facebook for years.
"The reason: Trust is now the most important service an online
company can offer.
"The public perception used to be that we "used" online
services. But it's slowly dawning on the public that, well, they
"use" us, too."
- Bad Stuff About Facebook, But Not What You Think(May 26, 2010)
- Scene from an Airport(May 25, 2010)
- Cloud Computing Prompts Push for Privacy Law Rewrite(May 25, 2010)
- Google's Privacy Mess Gets Worse: It Collected Wi-Fi Data in the U.S., Not Just Europe(May 24, 2010)
- Facebook, MySpace Confront Privacy Loophole(May 21, 2010)
- Australian Wikileak founder's passport confiscated(May 18, 2010)
- EFF: Web Browsers Leave 'Fingerprints' Behind as You Surf the Net(May 18, 2010)
- Google grabs personal info off of Wi-Fi networks(May 17, 2010)