Securing Facebook Places (from Your Friends)

Facebook Places is out. It’s the Foursquare / Gowalla / Brightkite / Loopt / etc.-killer. Or so Facebook hopes. All of those services have some pretty clear controls in place to limit how much information you share. Granted, you can mess up even their simple privacy controls and share the address of your Mom’s house with the town crazy (assuming he/she is technical enough to use the software, and cares), but at least the model is simple. Facebook, on the other hand, has gotten (earned) quite the reputation for having convoluted security screens that make it way to easy for the average user to expose more than intended. Facebook Places takes it a step further and can allow your own Facebook friends to announce your location to the world.

Read More via Adrian A. Roselli


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