Buh-Bye, Facebook

Facebook Glitch Brings New Privacy Worries: "On Wednesday, users discovered a glitch that gave them access to supposedly private information in the accounts of their Facebook friends, like chat conversations. ... Although Facebook quickly moved to close the security hole on Wednesday, the breach heightened a feeling among many users that it was becoming hard to trust the service to protect their personal information."

Ugh. I just...every time I read something like that, I get a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach because I can't help thinking of all the people who exploit security breaches like that to get access to people they want to hurt. I readily admit the stalking in my personal history colors my perspective, and I'm certainly not suggesting everyone (or anyone) else should share my perspective, but it's impossible for me to trust social networking media that encourages users to treat its databases as a reservoir for extremely intimate information.

I just deactivated my Facebook account (which I never look at, anyway, and which I should have done a long time ago, since its founder's a misogynist asshat). And it felt like a relief.

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