‘Sharing’ Really Meant Giving Away

“People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people.”

Mark Zuckerberg, 18 months ago

Google is trying to use openness – the ability to extract your data from its servers with the click of a button–to differentiate itself from its far larger and more established rival. … Facebook, on the other hand, has taken a different approach to who owns user data. Last week, it blocked a tool written by developer Mohamed Mansour that allowed users to extract contact information their friends have shared with them.

Facebook today (by Declan McCullagh for CNet):

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