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Privacy is dead


A friend of mine recently brought to my attention that the South Florida Sun-Sentinel recently decided to ‘investigate’ local school teachers on Facebook. Like far too many Facebook pages, some of the teachers were, shall we say, indiscreet about what they do away from the schoolroom.

Some of them were ‘shocked’ that anyone could see their Facebook pages. Idiots.

Privacy is dead.

If you lead any part of your life on the Web — whether it’s purely social networks like Facebook or business-focused sites like LinkedIn — anyone can track you. If you think that’s not so, you’re delusional.

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