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Privacy Eroding? Look Within.


March 22, 2010

The Atlantic responds to recent articles about the loss of privacy in the online environment, saying "Don't blame Facebook" for its erosion. Derek Thompson writes that our privacy is vanishing online because we want it to. "Occasionally Facebook screws up," he writes. "But mostly, we sacrifice our privacy online for the human instinct to share and feel connected. If you want somebody to blame, look in the mirror." Thompson says Cornell University Professor Jon Kleinberg offers words to live by in saying, "When you're doing stuff online, you should behave as if you're doing it in public--because increasingly it is."  
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