Remember when Facebook was "TheFacebook" and it was only on college campuses? No? Let's travel back in time to 2004, when some Brandeis University students were debating the pros and cons of letting them on campus. Turns out there were security concerns even then.
But already, some were sounding the alarm about security features. (Also defending Brandeis' network, a point of pride for all college students.)
Then someone chimed in from ground zero, Harvard campus, whose data network was "primitive" and whose online security is weak.
But Brandeis' Cassandra, Rich, gave one final push to warn fellow students about the privacy dangers of TheFacebook.com. "Mark isn't evil," he wrote, "just not competent to run a site like this."
H/T to Kevin Montgomery.
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