I suspect not, but unlike Google, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5 and maybe even Facebook I’m not in the loop on this Open Social thing so I certainly don’t have the whole story. You see, something is really bothering me…
- Stop application formatting bleeding between apps.
- Stop applications being able to control each other.
- Protect users against malicious scripts.
- Only execute scripts in a confined environment that you are unlikely to stumble upon within an normal websearch.
- It’s Facebook’s responsibility to parse our code to ensure it’s not malicious.
I’m going to trackback this post to a few big bloggers in the hope I’ll get an answer in the comments, because I can’t find any answers to these critical questions anywhere on the web.
The thing that bothers me most is that Google doesn’t exactly have a great reputation for quality secure code and attention to user privacy. Do I need to be turning off JS in my browser? :S
Edit: LMAO, turns out I was probably right. So, folks, let’s all welcome in a new era of totally shit web security. Hurrah for key-loggers! Hurrah for hackers being able to re-use old tricks without needing to think!
Good grief! :S