Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More on Facebook Discovery and Cyberbullying

Facebook announced today that, among other new features, users will be able to download a Zip file of everything they have done on the site. This makes storage and transfer of the materials by the user (as opposed to Facebook) much easier. Facebook users' new ease of control over information could have the unfortunate effect of hindering the ability to protect Facebook materials in a lawsuit. Easy control destroys the argument of undue burden.

In other news, CNN posted an article on online bullying that does more than summarize the problem--it advises parents on the ways to protect children, from demanding passwords, to direct supervision, to computer programs. It also links to a guide by the "Cyberbullying Research Center" on prevention.

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