Posts Tagged ‘privacy concerns’

The Privacy Concerns of Facebook’s Graph Search


Megan Marrs of WordStream reports, “Facebook Graph Search first launched in March 2013, allowing users to search for people, photos, places, and interests within the Facebook search engine. Facebook Graph Search provides custom search results based on your own personal data, including information in the profiles of your friends. As you type a search query, Facebook Graph Search auto-completes the query, suggesting friendships through existing connections, Facebook pages, and apps, before finally providing web results. In recent months, Facebook developers have made Graph Search even more powerful, now capable of providing results on searches for: status updates, photo captions, comments, check-ins. The updated Facebook Graph Search can also search for posts from a specific place or time period.” Read more

US CIO Speaks Out About Data Security

Vivek Kundra, the current US government CIO and a major player in the US’s open data initiatives, recently shared his concerns regarding data security. The article states, “In a wide ranging discussion Friday with President Barack Obama’s top science advisers, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra warned of the dangers of open data access and complained of “an IT cartel” of vendors. He also believes the US can operate with just a few data centres. Kundra, who is leaving his job in mid-August, offered a kaleidoscopic view of his concerns about federal IT in an appearance before President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.” Read more