Facebook’s IPO, “Privacy Correctness” and Charlie’s Writing September 27, 2012Posted by lborodkin in : Uncategorized , add a comment
Charlie Cheever is stepping away from his day-to-day role at Quora.
Quora is and always will be a great product. It’s not easy to do a real-time, community-edited, advertising-free collection of the best sources on the Internet for questions.
One of the things I particularly like is Charlie’s style of writing. Quora has one of the most readable “About” pages on the web. I always attributed this to Charlie, because the word “great” showed up a lot in his answers.
I hope Charlie continues to contribute prolifically to Quora, and I look forward to whatever he decides to do next.
Also, here I am discussing Facebook on the day of its IPO with Kashmir Hill, Denise Howell, and Evan Brown on This Week of Law 162. “Privacy correctness” is an interesting idea. I’m generally impressed at how far we’ve come in at least considering the issue since the original Facebook privacy controversy in the Spring of 2010.
While I was at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference in San Jose, California, this week, Peter B. Collins asked me to talk on his Internet radio program about the Social Network User’s Bill of Rights we were hammering out at the conference.
To listen to my guest spot on the Peter B. Collins radio show, click below.
Peter asked great, insightful questions from outside the social media bubble.
1. What are reasonable expectations of privacy for Google search queries?
2. Are Yelp‘s review ranking algorithms a breach of an implied agreement with businesses?
3. Is Facebook developing a cottage industry in providing user data at $500 per subpoena?
4. Where are the courts on compelled disclosure of IP addresses?
5. Is Facebook heading for a tragedy of the commons when used for self-promotion?
6. Have social media policies eroded traditional constitutional protections in executing search warrants?
Peter’s toughest questions were about the intersection of constitutional law and social media Terms of Service, particularly Fourth Amendment issues.
Beautiful Pixel Art from the ACLU of Northern California’s dotrights.org project