Nov 152011
 
 November 15, 2011  Posted by  Business, Online, Youth & Schools

Over on The New York Times, Somini Sengupta reports on the recent uproar over Klout creating profiles on minors. Bottom line:

Five days later, Klout announced it would allow users to delete their profiles. And days after that, the company said it would no longer create Klout scores automatically for the Facebook friends of its registered users.

So the company responded fairly quickly to the complaints and concerns. But how many other sites could have harvested Klout’s data and be perpetuating the problems?

Opt-out is simply not a viable solution in the whack-a-mole game of protecting privacy on the internet.

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