Quotes of the Day

“Being socially exposed is AOK when you hold a lot of privilege, when people cannot hold meaningful power over you, or when you can route around such efforts. Such is the life of most of the tech geeks living in Silicon Valley. But I spend all of my time with teenagers, one of the most vulnerable populations because of their lack of agency (let alone rights).
–danah boyd, writing about social data apis and that little thing called your privacy.
“What the Social Graph API reveals is information you can already find with a Google search, as it is based on the same corpus of webpages; it doesn’t index private pages, and it obeys the same robots.txt exemptions. So they are already exposed in this sense; people can already search for personal pages and the links between them.”
–Googler and smart person Kevin Marks, commenting on d’s post