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Chris Jay Hoofnagle is a lecturer in residence at UC Berkeley Law focusing upon computer crime, information privacy, and the regulation of advertising.

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To What End Are We Connecting the World?

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 1:58 PM

The Circle, by Dave Eggers (Alfred A. Knopf / McSweeney's Books 2013)

"Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful"
"Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected."
"You have one identity... Having...
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The Facebook Enigma

(6) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 9:55 AM

Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
By Ben Mezrich
Anchor Books, 272 pp.

The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
By David Kirkpatrick
Simon & Schuster, 384 pp.

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How to Win Friends and Manipulate People

(1) Comments | Posted June 2, 2010 | 7:44 PM

Information-intensive companies such as Facebook follow a Machiavellian public relations strategy when introducing new programs. Without warning, these companies introduce "features" that invariably result in more information being shared with advertisers, wait for a negative reaction, and then announce minimal changes without affecting the new feature. They explain away the...

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