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Facebook Settles FTC Charges, Admits Mistakes
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User Rank: Apprentice
11/30/2011 | 8:52:53 PM
re: Facebook Settles FTC Charges, Admits Mistakes
Hi Brian,

In response, I've come to understand that the only way to protect your privacy on Facebook is to not use Facebook. I also don't believe that Facebook will take steps to finally protect it's users privacy. There's no incentive for them to. If anything, introducing privacy settings that actually work would harm Facebooks digital advertising sales.

Sure, the FTC might be auditing Facebooks privacy things for the next 20 years (I wonder if Facebook is saving money as a result of that ruling somehow) and that sounds great on paper but, this is the FTC we're talking about and it's about as efficient as the rest of the government. I actually like the idea of the FTC controlling my privacy on Facebook even less than I like the idea of Facebook controlling it.

tl;dr - I don't believe anything Facebook says and don't trust the government/FTC to make better decisions than FB.
User Rank: Apprentice
11/30/2011 | 2:21:53 AM
re: Facebook Settles FTC Charges, Admits Mistakes
Bprince, in response to your comment... I still grade it pretty low. B at best...It's great that they've protected us inside of facebook, but there is still a big piece missing...This does noting to protect us against being tracked OUTSIDE of facebook. If interested I think this may be a good read for you http://www.abine.com/wordpress...
User Rank: Ninja
11/30/2011 | 1:52:19 AM
re: Facebook Settles FTC Charges, Admits Mistakes
How does everyone grade Facebook privacy at this point? Any changes you would like to see made?
Brian Prince, InformationWeek/Dark Reading Comment Moderator

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