Anti-Spyware Should Adapt a New Role: Anti-Social-Media-Spying

the spy inside your social networkI think it will become one of the major issues of our generation: un-ethical infiltration of your life by social networks.

Tech writer Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols recently called attention to the myriad ways that Facebook can invade your privacy. He also pointed attention to the difficulty faced even by knowledgeable users of social media in keeping up with all the blaze of privacy holes that you should be constantly plugging and monitoring.

So why can’t the anti-spyware shops step into this breach and make a ton of money?  Or have they and I don’t know about it?   Anti-spyware should not limit itself to blocking those shadowy and nefarious malware programmers.  It should now get people like Facebook and Google in it’s sights.  Regular updates, regular control of all the privacy issues we face in using social media…and a plain English explanation for the victims: namely everyone.

If you know of any software company doing something like this, post it in the comments.

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