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The continuing story of Privacy Mirror

by Ian Glazer  |  January 21, 2011  |  Comments Off

For those of you interested in my ongoing tinkering with Facebook to explore how apps gain access to data, I have added a few more observations here. The short version is that although Facebook’s extended permissions to help inform users of how apps access data, the lack of fine-grained controls coupled with the unusual relationships […]

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I “like” you, but I hate your apps – Part 2: Desires and Expectations

by Ian Glazer  |  January 20, 2011  |  3 Comments

In my last post, I contrasted the nature of our relationships with the nature of our relationships when apps are involved. In this post, I will examine the desires and expectations of parties involved in these relationships. What about my needs, my desires? I’m not unreasonable, but I have four desires: awareness control visibility redress […]


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I “like” you, but I hate your apps – Part 1: The nature of relationships

by Ian Glazer  |  January 14, 2011  |  5 Comments

As I sat in my in-laws’ living room on Christmas, I realized that there were far more than just the 17 of us there. Almost everyone of us had our heads down toying with either a computer, iPad, or smartphone. Some of us, notably the teens, were interacting with each other, in the very same […]


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We are the disrobots

by Ian Glazer  |  October 21, 2010  |  1 Comment

Our technology and our society have reached a point where our privacy can be automatically impinged. We have fully automated disrobing ourselves. We have created the disrobot – a machine or process which automates the stripping away of the veil of privacy. Consider the apps on your smartphone or social networking platform of choice. There […]

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