Facebook & Google in Race to Privacy Bottom? Part XX in Privacy vs Publcacy series.

It appears as if privacy is the common casualty of Facebook and Google's competition to outdo each other in forcefeeding a change in society's privacy norms.

The WSJ reported: "Facebook glitch sends email to wrong recipients." 

  • If that isn't people's worst email nightmare, what is?  

    This just happens on the day that Google for the first time "has indexed content from the world's largest social network [Facebook] in its real time results" per Digital Beat.

    • Now if you/or Facebook make a mistake with Facebook settings, the world will know it.  

    Newsweek Daniel Lyons got it right in his excellent column this week: "Google's Orwell Moment: On the web, privacy has a price."

    • His conclusion is on the mark and disturbing:
      • "But what is the value of your list of friends? If it's not worth much, your membership on Facebook may be the deal of a lifetime. If it's incredibly valuable, you're getting massively ripped off. Only the techies know how much your info is worth, and they're not telling. But the fact that they'd rather get your data than your dollars tells you all you need to know."

    The takeaway here is that there is a big publicacy stampede to monetize social media web 2.0 and people's privacy is getting trampled in the process.



    Publicacy vs Privacy Series:

    Part I: The Growing Privacy-Publicacy Fault-line -- The Tension Underneath World Data Privacy Day 

    Part II: Implications of User Location Tracking

    Part III: Extreme Publicacy -- Does Privacy Stand a Chance?

    Part VI: Why FTC’s Behavioral-Ad Principles Are a Big Deal

    Part V: Privacy prevailed in Facebook's privacy-publicacy earthquake

    Part VI: Do People Own Their Private Information Online?  

    Part VII: Where is the line between privacy and publicacy? 

    Part VIII: "Privacy is Over"

    Part IX: "Interventional Targeting? "Get into people's heads" 

    Part X: "Latest publicacy arguments against privacy"

    Part XI: "The Web 2.0 movement is opposed to the privacy movement." 

    Part XII: "No consumer control over the commercialization of their privacy?"

    Part XIII: "Does new Government cookie policy favor publicacy over privacy? "

    Part XIV: "Google Book Settlement "absolutely silent on user privacy" 

    Part XV: Yet more evidence of Google's hostility to privacy

    Part XVI: Poll: Americans strongly oppose publicacy & expect online privacy

    Part XVII: FaceBook CEO throws privacy under the bus

    Part XVIII: Fact Checking Google's privacy principles

    Part XIX: Google's Privacy Buzz saw?