Facebook has reacted to employers who demand their users’ passwords by threatening to sue them. Good for Facebook! The move gives me just a little bit of faith that the company, while depending on access to information to survive, is serious about protecting its users’ individual rights to privacy.
And while this is a step in the right direction, I don’t think they have gone anywhere near far enough.
What we need is a long term institutional solution. If Facebook does not step up soon then perhaps government should.