The Facebook privacy fuss

Facebook is facing massive exodus over the latest change on its privacy settings. Why are you worried? Do you have a Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, Bebo, Orkut, Flickr, a Blog or have you applied for a job online, bought anything on any website, filled in any online survey, downloaded white papers? Your information is all over the web already anyway, and most sites do not delete your information, they mark it as disabled or unsubscribed but hardly delete all the data.

Facebook has made it a little more complicated for users to set their privacy but with a little bit of work you can tighten your privacy on FB. Start by reading the privacy recommendations on Facebook.   Then use the tool provided on that page to check how your profile looks to everyone on Facebook (non-friends), and adjust your privacy settings accordingly.

Avoid giving access to unnecessary applications and only use Facebook connect to sign up to an external site when you are sure you want to share your information with that website.

According to SOPHOS security, around 60% of users are considering leaving Facebook.  Really?

Are you considering leaving Facebook?

  • Will not leave (60%, 6 Votes)
  • Haven't though about it (20%, 2 Votes)
  • Already have (10%, 1 Votes)
  • I am Considering (10%, 1 Votes)
  • Definitely will (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

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