Given the recent block of Google Friend Connect by Facebook, TechCrunch and Robert Scoble decided to start an argument. This is perfect fodder for this week’s bitchmeme as there are a few issues that people tend to ignore. First, if you put any data on the internet, privacy is an afterthought. Basically, if you put data into MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn, it is getting crawled and recrawled every day. When you start making friends on social networks, you are willingly foregoing your right to privacy. You are granting permission for these people to view whatever data you have placed on the social network. By default, you are also giving access to your data to their friends as well, because most networks allow some visibility to second degree relationships. But privacy is not really the issue.
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