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Openbook – exposing Facebook’s privacy nightmare, one gaff at a time


openbook small Openbook   exposing Facebooks privacy nightmare, one gaff at a time

Openbook is a simple and very effective demonstration of why Facebook can be so damaging. Sure there are lots of privacy settings available, but for the average person they’re a mystery, which is why people publish things they later regret. Do a search on this site to see the kind of stuff which you probably wouldn’t want the world to know.

  What is Openbook? Openbook draws attention to the information Facebook makes public about its users via its search API. Facebook exposed this service on April 21st, 2010. Our goal is to get Facebook to restore the privacy of this information, so that this website and others like it no longer work…This website is a parody, and has no relationship to Facebook.

 Openbook   exposing Facebooks privacy nightmare, one gaff at a time

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



  • Peter

    This might make you feel a little better (or not):
    http://qntm.org/thing

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Nigel Nigel Powell

      >> We're in a world where personal information is free-as-in-speech but valuable-as-in-beer.

      Love it! Thanks Peter! :)

  • http://www.folkdirect.com Eddy

    I've had enough and moved my stuff over tohttp://www.folkdirect.com – seems cool so far and the main thing is they have built it from the ground up with privacy at the top of the agenda. Good functionality.

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