This is my last word on privacy on the internet because the debate and discussion is now everywhere. The EU Commission, 39 US Attorneys General, the press – even the Financial Times had an editorial about it – and in the bloggersphere.
To retain our goodwill hopefully businesses will try to strike a sensible balance between power and responsibility. Otherwise there will be a backlash and others will offer more acceptable conditions. Governments will realise how important computer science education is and we will start getting good advice. We will also become more alert as new ways are found to trespass on our private space. Incidentally, I have also learned that our photos are vulnerable and so are our video conversations.
But none of this should make us deny ourselves the pleasures and usefulness of social networking. Let it progress within the bounds we find acceptable.