Of all the recent commentary about Microsoft’s bid to aquire Yahoo! the posting on Google’s official blog by David Drummond, Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer is particularly interesting.
Given the uncertainty surrounding the “how safe is my data” debate you may wish to close your social network account until there are clearer answers.
This may not be quite as straightforward it may seem
In the “How do I deactivate my account?” section we are informed:
“You want to leave Facebook? ………Deactivation will completely remove your profile and all associated content on your account from Facebook………” it then goes on to say “If you reactivate your account, your profile will be restored in its entirety (friends, photos, interests, etc.).
“The lack of trust has always been an issue on the Internet and it will not get better with the emergence of new collaborative services particular to Web 2.0.
More and more people are blogging, sharing, publishing or selling but what about the quality and the reliability of the published material ?” say the people responsible for the public beta release of Venyo which aims to provide a universal online reputation service expressed in the form of a personal reliability index.