Web 2.0 Security a Focus of INET Conference

In the new world of Web 2.0, social network sites encourage users to post personal information about where they are, what they’re buying and who their friends are. But how safe is this information? And how trustworthy are the social networks?

eSecurity Planet reports on a new conference that will attempt to tackle the privacy and security issues that put user’s information at risk.

A week after the Web 2.0 Expo showcases the latest and greatest new services on the Web, the San Francisco chapter of the Internet Society will host what’s likely to be a comparatively somber, though relevant, INET conference focused on trust and security issues facing the Web.

“The idea is to explore how do we transition to an online community we can trust? What do we want the model to be? Could it be a multi-faceted approach?” Zaid Ali, president of the Internet Society’s San Francisco chapter, told InternetNews.com.

“Can you trust that the privacy policy on your favorite social network won’t change overnight?” Ali continued, listing issues speakers are expected to address at the conference. “Can you trust a foreign domain name? What happens to information on your mobile phone if someone else uses it?”

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Web 2.0 Privacy and Security Issues Won’t Go Away

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