Got Facebook privacy worries? You may be in the minority. Seventy percent of Facebook users polled in a recent survey said they were comfortable with the personal information they have on the site. Younger people were more OK with their data on Facebook than older people.
Facebook has settled with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that it has been deceptive about the amount of privacy users have on the social networking site. The company has also given two executives the title of “Chief Privacy Officer” to oversee its privacy commitments.
Facebook is poised to roll out a sweeping new redesign that places a significantly stronger emphasis on user privacy. The new features, which Facebook says have been in development long before the launch of Google+, will start to appear to web app users on Thursday.
Facebook has shut down a service from Open-Xchange that allowed users to export the email addresses of their contacts, which makes the Germany company the latest to run afoul of the social network’s ongoing attempts to maintain control over the information of its users.
Another week, another Facebook privacy firestorm. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based social networking giant has come under fire for potentially violating user privacy by turning on facial recognition technology worldwide. Here’s a look at some of the things people around the web are saying about the issue.
Facebook has rolled out several updates to its Groups feature today, heeding users’ requests for more control over what they share with whom. More than 50 million groups have been created in the past six months, making Groups one of Facebook’s fastest-growing products ever.