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The Social Network: Facebook Behind the Scenes

By Tamar Gubins, ACLU of Northern California at 3:00pm
The Social Network biopic that opens in theaters today chronicles Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the beginnings of Facebook. The social network behemoth and its young and oft-embroiled founder and CEO are ripe fodder for Hollywood. But looking beyond the manufactured drama and snappy dialogue, we are right to be concerned about this company that knows and collects so much information about our personal lives: pictures, list of friends, location, religious and political preferences, sexual orientation, interests, and more.
Kids These Days...They Absolutely Care About Privacy

Kids These Days...They Absolutely Care About Privacy

By Tamar Gubins, ACLU of Northern California at 1:24pm

Company bigwigs who want to use our personal online information justify their actions by telling us that young people don't care about privacy. In January, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claimed that privacy is no longer a "social norm,"…

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