Thursday, June 03, 2010

Blanket of privacy for Facebook - The Boston Globe

A timely Facebook reality check 

Despite all the improvements, you can’t take Facebook privacy for granted. The service reveals lots of sensitive information by default, so don’t assume that your secrets are under wraps. Go into the privacy settings and make sure.

Of course, you could just delete certain facts from your Facebook profile. Or you could join the Quit Facebook movement. Only about 35,000 people actually signed the pledge, just a few thousandths of a percent of all Facebook users. Maybe we really don’t care so much about privacy after all. Or maybe Facebook has begun to convince us that it does care.

Blanket of privacy for Facebook - The Boston Globe

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