Saturday, October 12, 2013

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, buys four homes around his for $30m to safeguard his privacy, then attacks your ability to evade stalkers by removing Facebook's search opt-out

When he learned about a developer's plan to buy the property next to his Palo Alto house, build an outsized house on it and then market the home as being next to Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO promptly bought all four homes adjacent to his for $30 million to safeguard his privacy. He will lease them back to the current owners.
     As for YOUR privacy, Facebook this week cancelled your ability to exclude yourself from search results from strangers who might be searching for you on the social network.
     Also this week, Google announced that starting next month, it will share all your recommendations with everyone it thinks you know on Google+ and may use your name and your Google+ profile picture to do so. You can opt out of this.
     More about these latest privacy assaults and what you can do about them is on Forbes here.

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