16 March 2010

Privacy is Not Dead, Just Evolving

(PC World)
Danah Boyd, a social media expert for Microsoft Research, presented a keynote speech Making Sense of Privacy and Publicity at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival in Austin spotlighting the fate of privacy. Boyd was clear that she does not feel privacy is dead. Contrary to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's claim, people do still care about privacy. As one blog summed up her speech "Boyd says that privacy is not dead, but that a big part of our notion of privacy relates to maintaining control over our content, and that when we don't have control, we feel that our privacy has been violated."