We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Facebook Privacy Changes Inspire Praise, Optimism, and Skepticism

 from Electronic Frontier Foundation. The article reviews the reactions of many to the recent changes taken by Facebook following  reports of their privacy transgressions and protests.

Be sure to view this brief ACLU produced animated video regarding online privacy concerns.