Coding and Red Bull: Facebook holds all-night hacking session

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Discussion:  On the night before their $16 billion dollar IPO, Facebook employees participated in its traditional 31st annual all night “hackathon”, instead of drinking champagne and celebrating.  The only requirement is that employees work on a project that they would normally not do during their day job.  The reward for the all night “hackathon” is a t-shirt,… Read more »

Brief glitch let Facebook users see private photos

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Discussion:  A glitch in Facebook, discovered Tuesday, let users view photos marked as ‘private’ even if they weren’t a ‘friend’ of the poster.  The Facebook flaw highlights how easy it is to view, and even mistakenly view, personal information that is posted on Facebook, even if it is supposedly restricted to specific users.  Because of… Read more »

The Internet and the ‘end of privacy’

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Discussion: As people share more information about themselves online, the Internet has created a public transcript of consciousness – storing our thoughts, locations, social lives, and memories in data warehouses all over the world.  With a scarcity of effective methods to manage online privacy and digital marketers always lurking in cyber space, some privacy advocates… Read more »