Zuckerberg is watching you!

A report today in Melbourne’s newspaper, The Age has revealed that, “Whenever you visit a web page that contains a Facebook button or widget, your  browser is still sending details of your movements back to Facebook. Even if you are logged out, Facebook still knows and can track every page  you visit,”.

Others have compared Facebook’s changes to Bentham’s panopticon  – a design for a prison where the guards can see all inmates but where the  inmates never know whether they’re being watched. The result, applied to  Facebook, is that real-time sharing means we always feel like we’re being  watched and this then influences our behaviour.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/facebook-tracks-you-even-after-logging-out-20110926-1ksfk.html#ixzz1Z6LR0Is0

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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