Facebook: All Your Communications Are Belong To Us

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Thu, Nov 18th, 2010 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Facebook's recent announcement that it wants all your communications -- from texting to emailing to instant messaging -- to take place over its own network, will make conversing with others easier, faster and better, regardless of the platform this is taking place on. For those folks that spend an inordinate amount of time on Facebook, this is great: they'll now spend even more time on it. Hey, they're being "social", right? (Just smile and nod with me).

Dan Gillmor of Salon doesn't believe that having a system that will store messages from individuals in the form of conversations -- everything two people have communicated to each other -- from a company with a pretty spotty privacy record is a good idea. Trusting the company to archive and protect his communications? He doesn't think so. Here are his reasons why.

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