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Archive for April, 2010

On Facebook and privacy

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I was about to write a comment on facebook and other web 2.0 services with respect to privacy. Fortunately I can save my time and point you to Andy Wingo’s article

towards a gnu autonomous cloud

on just this topic. Actually his ideas are an outcome of our GNU Hackers Meating back in November. It is a call to think about extending the GNU project into the connected world where the boundaries between machines are vanishing and a computer user does not anymore know where his private data is stored or made available.

A computer user shall not only be in control of his box but also in control of his data – the user is the only one to decide which data shall be published, given only to friends or kept private.