Marshall Kirkpatrick writes on TechCrunch about Bloglines suggesting a standard that basically allows people to opt-out their blog’s RSS feeds from being indexed in the search engines. This has got to be one of the most ridiculous things I’ve heard lately. People, if you don’t want your life, business, family, or other dealings public… do this, simply don’t post them in a public medium. Best suggestion is to use a username/password mechanism for those that you actually wish to read your ‘private’ crap. Even then, most people use stupid passwords, easily guessed, or heck.. if someone really wants to get at your information they could always find a way to hack into it. If you truly want something to be private, don’t post it online. It’s amazing to me how many people lack the most basic common sense.
RSS Privacy Advocates, Oh Please
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