Facebook’s New Settings Raise Data Privacy Questions


“No matter how much I like Facebook, [Addition OK?]  the total disregard for privacy coupled with the potential ramifications of people sharing their lives online allows me to imagine really, really bad outcomes. Facebook changed its privacy settings in December 2009. Some information that you used to be able to keep private has been made public with no ability to override the settings, and other new default settings make certain information entirely public by default when it used to be private by default. Remember the “secure by default” mantra that Microsoft went through while designing SQL Server 2005 after the Slammer and other security debacles years ago? This policy is just the opposite. “

Facebook’s New Settings Raise Data Privacy Questions


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