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Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

Posted By admin On October 17, 2012 @ 7:52 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Katie Rogers
London Guardian [1]
Oct 17, 2012

Reports – and myths – about user privacy abound on Facebook. Is it time for the social network to be more open with users?

In the weeks since Mark Zuckerberg trumpeted Facebook’s growth to 1bn monthly users, there has been a lot of focus on the social network’s struggle to convince investors of its worth [2].

But if almost daily reports on user privacy are any indication, Facebook should be just as concerned about its relationship with users, who are increasingly miffed about what the site does or doesn’t do with their data.

On Monday, for example, came a dispatch onFacebook’s labyrinthian suite of privacy controls [3], and how they still display private information.

Full article here [1]


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[1] London Guardian: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/16/facebook-users-raise-privacy-concerns-as-company-tweaks-security-settings/

[2] struggle to convince investors of its worth: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/facebook-earnings-targets-are-going-down-2012-10-14http://

[3] Facebook’s labyrinthian suite of privacy controls: http://betabeat.com/2012/10/facebooks-wonky-privacy-controls-now-outing-lgbt-youth-without-their-consent/

[4] Facebook privacy fears for 100m users as their personal details are published on file-sharing site: http://www.prisonplanet.com/facebook-privacy-fears-for-100m-users-as-their-personal-details-are-published-on-file-sharing-site.html

[5] Facebook faces a consumer backlash over security concerns as bloggers urge users to ‘kill’ their accounts: http://www.prisonplanet.com/facebook-faces-a-consumer-backlash-over-security-concerns-as-bloggers-urge-users-to-kill-their-accounts.html

[6] Facebook Drops Face Recognition in Europe Amid Privacy Concerns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/facebook-drops-face-recognition-in-europe-amid-privacy-concerns.html

[7] Nowhere to hide: New Facebook app to track offline users – report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nowhere-to-hide-new-facebook-app-to-track-offline-users-%e2%80%93-report.html

[8] Facebook Publishes Private Messages In Privacy Breach: http://www.prisonplanet.com/facebook-publishes-private-messages-in-privacy-breach.html

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