Are you at all worried about your privacy on Facebook? According to The Charlotte Observer, the head of the FBI's North Carolina cybercrimes unit says you should be concerned.
Women are joining Facebook in droves, but Colleen Moss refuses to sign up.
Too risky, says the head of the FBI's North Carolina cybercrimes unit. Too many personal clues, she says, for shady characters to use for identity theft or worse.
"People need to realize that the Internet is not their personal diary," she says. "It is a public domain, and if they don't want people to know things about themselves, they need to keep it to themselves."
Lohn, the CPCC digital expert, believes the controversy won't keep Facebook from thriving; people love it too much. "I think it'll just go away," he said of the controversy, "and Facebook will just keep growing and prospering ... the danger isn't being addressed because it's fun."
As for myself, I'm not quite ready to sign the petition at QuitFacebookDay.com. (Quit Facebook Day, by the way, is May 31st.) I am, however, going to spend the next week thinking about whether or not I should quit.
On the pro-side:
On the con-side:
At this moment, I'm leaning toward sticking with Facebook but being much more conscious about what I post.
Where do you stand on the issue?
Further reading: Russians Snapping Up Tech Companies (The Daily Beast)