viernes, noviembre 30, 2007

"Redes sociales" y seguridad

ENISA, la agencia europea de seguridad de la información y redes, está realizando una consulta pública sobre la seguridad y la privacidad en las nuevas redes sociales como Facebook y Hi5. El documento base de la consulta es excelente y merece lectura y discusión. Muy recomendable.

Para muestra: el estudio recomienda que las escuelas no prohiban el uso de estas redes, sino que lo promuevan en condiciones seguras y con la educación suficiente. Medidas sensatas, pues.


Abordar este estudio parece mucho más razonable que la reacción que muchos usuarios de Facebook hemos adoptado en el sentido de protestar contra el servicio "Beacon" que permite un rastreo intenso de las compras y otras actividades en línea en esa re, sin excluirlo.

1 comentario:

  1. I would agree that regulation is out of order here, and that education is the way forward.

    When I was in fifth grade, my teacher walked my class to the library. She taught us to use the card catalog, to find books using the Dewey Decimal System, and that the fact that something was written in a book didn't make it factually correct.

    In high school, I had an entire course (called Government") in which we read first-hand journalist reports of various events in history like the Boston massacre and learned to detect and understand bias.

    And somewhere along the line, someone taught me about boundaries - not everything has to be shared everywhere to everybody. Some things are just for me, and some things are just for my family or family plus friends.

    I get the impression that fifty years later, none of this is taught, and nobody remembers it. Editorials pass for journalism, the fact that it is written somewhere (think about the Duke students accused of rape) is treated as unassailable fact, and people have no boundaries for themselves or each other.

    This is a loss, and needs to be rectified. Regulation isn't the answer. Common sense, to the extent that it can be imparted, is.

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