Monday, 10 May 2010

Facebook and privacy

Ryan Singel, writing in Wired magazine, decries the way Facebook has chipped away at its users' privacy and calls for an alternative that would let users take control of their own information. And last Wednesday, the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint (38 page pdf) with the Federal Trade Commission, demanding that Facebook cancel new features introduced in mid-April that compel users to share more information than before.
Here's a graphical representation of "The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook" over the past 5 years.

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