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Donna Baumbach

Delentis | Free tools and tips for your privacy - 7 views

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    a tool to quickly delete accounts and opt out
Cathy Oxley

Privacy Awareness Week 2013 - 10 views

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    "28 April to 4 May. PAW is held each year to promote greater privacy awareness and the importance of protecting personal information"
jenibo

MyPermissions.org - Scan your permissions... Find out who gained access to your persona... - 12 views

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    A useful tool for anyone to get automatic alerts when apps access your private data and remove those permissions.
Cathy Oxley

Reputation bankruptcy :: The Future of the Internet - And How to Stop It - 11 views

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    "Google CEO Eric Schmidt created buzz (and some shock and criticism) when he suggested in a recent Wall Street Journal interview that, in the not too distant future, "every young person…will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends' social media sites.""
Robin Cicchetti

It's official: Google wants to own your online identity - Tech News and Analysis - 7 views

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      Users forfeit the ownership of their user data to Google.
  • Google’s purpose was clearly to “provide identity in a commerce-ready way. And to give them information about what you do on the Internet, without obfuscation of pseudonyms.
  • obvious search-related rationale for launching a social network like Google+, since indexing and mining that kind of activity can help the company provide better “social search” results. But the real-name issue has more to do with Google’s other business: namely, advertising.
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  • The growth of Google+ provides a reason for people to create Google profiles, and that data — along with their activity on the network and through +1 buttons — goes into the vast Google cyberplex where it can be crunched and indexed and codified in a hundred different ways
  • excludes potentially valuable viewpoints that might be expressed by political dissidents and others who prefer to remain anonymous. In effect, Schmidt said Google isn’t interested in changing its policies to accommodate those kinds of users: if people want to remain anonymous, he said, then they shouldn’t use Google+.
  • the reason Google needs users with real names is that the company sees Google+ as the core of an identity platform it is building that can be used for other things:
  • n identity service, so fundamentally, it depends on people using their real names if they’re going to build future products that leverage that information
Donna Baumbach

Digital Tattoo - 35 views

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    A great site that encourages students to think about their digital footprint. (Thanks to Dr. Joanne DeGroot, University of Alberta for the link!) 
Robin Cicchetti

Erasing Individual's Digital Past - NYTimes.com - 31 views

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    Online reputation managers - a new job in the digital age. For a hefty fee they can be hired to clean up your digital footprint. The toughest fix is photos on Google images. Nobody seems to be able to remove images. Useful article for lessons and cautionary tales about your digital footprint.
Donna Baumbach

"7 Things...Brief Explores Privacy in Web 2.0 Learning Environments" - 7 views

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    ResourceBlog Article: New from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI):

    new from the 7 things series
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