Private Keep Out

Klout and Your Privacy – Some Very Disturbing Developments

Danny Brown had an excellent post yesterday about some recent changes to Klout. One of the most disturbing is the information exchange with Facebook. If your family and friends comment or “Like” something on a public profile on Facebook, Klout will create a profile for that person, even if their profile is not set to public. Even if its your 14 year old daughter.

This is a must-read, including the comments – all 162 (as of 10/28) and counting.

What do you think? Are you okay with this? Personally, I’m not. Private means private. I’m heading over to Facebook to block the app (Klout) and close my Klout account. I’m pretty cool to hang with – and I don’t need Klout to prove it.