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Old 16-05-2010
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Changes in the privacy settings of Facebook

Facebook currently pays chronic concerning the management of privacy of its users and attempts more or less to counter its critics on this. The site managers have also met again for an "informal meeting" which, if it has not been detailed by Facebook, has probably dealt with issues of confidentiality of the social network, which is undergoing a mass exodus of its users, but also data leakage.

Today, security settings have appeared in the settings of the site, intended to prevent intrusion attempts on the pages of users: members are able to list in detail the computers and other mobile phones they use to connect to Facebook. If it detects a connection from another device, it blocks the access and warns the user via SMS or email.

A security that seemed useful, but which stuck out over the list of settings which must obey the member wishing to "secure" its account. Currently, Facebook has over 50 parameters for adjusting the confidentiality of a user account, bringing together more than 170 options.

The colossal numbers, the New York Times has recently shown a no less frightening, and gives a very vivid idea of the obstacle course that awaits the social network adept seeking control of its digital identity.

Between the pages, subcategories and options for adjusting the confidentiality, thus appears to be particularly complex for the average user to navigate. The posting of advertisements, for example, setting a page is completely separate from the rest of the options, while each photo album must be configured independently. Do not forget to manage share permissions with the "friends", without which they could continue to disseminate certain information otherwise blocked.

But New York Times did not stop there and also pin the page "Policy of respect" for the privacy of Facebook, which has swelled considerably these past 5 years, from 1,004 in 2005 to 5830 words in 2010. "The policy of respecting the privacy of Facebook is 5820 words, the U.S. Constitution, without its amendments in 4543 made" mocks the newspaper. The FAQ consists of the social network for its 45000 words.

In short, if Facebook is currently at the heart of a global debate on the dissemination of information on the Internet, the site still offers a significant amount of parameters to manage the user ... Probably too much, in fact: we better understand the current tendency of some members to abandon the network, presumably to take no risk in disclosing their privacy, sure.
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Old 16-05-2010
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Re: Changes in the privacy settings of Facebook

I can see here the end for Facebook.. I have the impression that 'they are being shot themself in the foot" like that complicated. Time will tell. I think that a behemoth like FB, weighing as heavy and with such potential could "disappear". We think especially that the hours of the glories of Facebook are completed.
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Old 16-05-2010
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Re: Changes in the privacy settings of Facebook

Why not, but the real question is "what are we going to do well instead of bumming around on facebook.
Joking apart, if I want to know facebook disappears what will replace it. Basically how social networks will evolve in the future? And it is as simple, go in the pages of confidentiality and fine tune what you want.
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