Sunday, September 11, 2011

Al Gore and global warming and invasion of privacy

Al Gore wants you to donate your Facebook account in the battle against global warming.

Would you trust someone else with your Facebook account, giving them enough access to post status updates on your behalf? What if that person was Al Gore and it was all for a good cause

Yes, the latest frontier in online activism has been breached by Gore and the kids over at the Climate Reality Project, who want you to donate your Facebook and/or Twitter account so they can force your friends to be as active as you are in fighting the Green fight.

Al Gore wants to borrow your Facebook and Twitter accounts • The Register
Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:40:26 UTC

Most coverage of this proposal centers on the spamming. But if Al Gore's minions gain access to your Facebook account, spamming your friends is the least of the problem.

They also gain access to all your personal information, where they can add it to hundreds of progressive databases for later spamming, and potential hacking if they lose control of your data.

Lastly, Al Gore could conceivably make money on this deal by selling your personal information to marketers and other activists!

If your privacy is precious to you, why is this in any way a good idea?

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