One of the purposes of this blog is to clear up technology myths. I ran across an interesting article that just screamed to be written about in this blog.
This piece of “news” was released a few days ago: EXCLUSIVE: W.H. collects Web users’ data without notice.
In a nutshell, the article says “The White House is collecting and storing comments and videos placed on its social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without notifying or asking the consent of the site users, a failure that appears to run counter to President Obama’s promise of a transparent government and his pledge to protect privacy on the Internet.”
The article gives reactions from various groups who feel there is something sinister going on.
Bear with me. This post isn’t about politics. It’s actually about technology and business practices. And why this is actually not news.