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The way privacy is encoded into software doesn’t match the way we handle it in real life.

Each time Facebook’s privacy settings change or a technology makes personal information available to new audiences, people scream foul. Each time, their cries seem to fall on deaf ears.

The reason for this disconnect is that in a computational world, privacy is often implemented through access control. Yet privacy is not simply about controlling access. It’s about understanding a social context, having a sense of how our information is passed around by others, and sharing accordingly. As social media mature, we must rethink how we encode privacy into our systems. (…) Lire la suite : Danay Boyd – ‘Why Privacy is Not Dead’ – Technological Review- September/October 2010