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Facebook privacy issues give Diaspora a boost

19 May 2010 No Comment

The recent furore around Facebook’s privacy controls have spawned a number of initiatives for more privacy aware social networking tools.  Amongst these, Diaspora has attracted a lot of attention because of its approach of allowing users to keep control of their data in local Diaspora server instances called ‘Seeds’.

From the description on the project blog the design of a seed is very similar to the ‘Privacy Butler’ architecture proposed by the PRiMMA team, and the Personal Data Vault (PDV) idea proposed by researchers at UCLA.


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