It turns out that Facebook’s mapping of the world’s social connections goes beyond even its 500 million+ members.
Is there enough information about you on the web for someone to steal your identity? Very possibly.
Is there enough information available by phoning around or going through your bins. Definitely.
A blog post on the social networks, security, privacy and identity theft by New Statesman journalist Jason Stamper is well worth a read. Jason carried out his own experiment, using publicly available Foursquare and social network information to build up a profile of a stranger. Continue reading
There are some interesting parallels between the rules at the start of Me and My Web Shadow – advice like “get a thicker skin” and “you’re always on the record” – and the three headline changes Emily Nussbaum calls out in her recent New York magazine feature on how young people are adapting to lives lived in the the age of the open web, Say Everything. Continue reading