Friday February 10, 2012

Respecting Users and Their Privacy

Respecting users and their privacy? Pfft, what a stupid idea. Who do these EFF guys think they are? wink

Regardless of whether practices like checking addresses for friend-finding are "industry standard" in social apps, users expect and deserve respect from the providers of the services they use, and that means protecting personal data needed to use the service. Hiding behind the rationale that a certain functionality is commonplace among similar apps is not sufficient, the process must be proper whether it’s the uploading of data in the first place or its long-term storage.