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Facebook Could Cause "Privacy Chernobyls"

March 11, 2008

Gathered at the Legal Futures Conference at California's Stanford University over the weekend, online legal experts have again raised their concerns that the rise and rise of Web 2.0 has come at the expense of individual privacy.

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Jennifer Granick, civil liberties director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, acknowledged that she finds the location-based technology in her iPhone very convenient when she's trying to avoid traffic congestion but she doesn't want the government to be able to use that technology to track her down.

The fact that all sorts of data about each of us is being gathered and is archived, searchable, and can be compiled to create profiles about each of us is what makes digital privacy intrusions so much scarier than pre-Internet life, she said.

Monday, March 10, 2008
ZDNet
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