Monday, March 8, 2010

Facebook privacy row rumbles on

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has caused controversy with his latest comments about privacy on the web. After Facebook angered many of its members by changing privacy settings on the site, as Web User reported in Issue 230, Zuckerberg went one step further by declaring that the age of privacy on the web was “over”. “People have really gotten comfortable, not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people. That social norm is just something that evolved over time,” Zuckerberg said. As a result, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in the US has amended a complaint that it, along with nine other privacy bodies, had put to the Federal Trade Commission in the US. The updated complaint includes Zuckerberg’s comments and states that they “demonstrate unfair and deceptive trade practices”. Meanwhile, Facebook has partnered with security firm McAfee to offer all members of the social network a free security software suite for six months.

Source of Information : WebUser January 28 2010

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