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Mining MySpace

EFF IN THE NEWS
March 28, 2008

Most Web users will admit to having used MySpace or Facebook to spy on their teenage kids or an ex-significant other. But Stephen Patton has made social network snooping into a science...

The lesson for social networkers is to filter their MySpace postings before they hit the Web, says Kevin Bankston, a privacy attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "These kinds of tools emphasize that when users post information to Web sites, it can be collected by law enforcement or anyone else who cares," Bankston says. "You shouldn't have any illusions about the fact that you're publishing to the world."

Thursday, August 2, 2007
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