Facebook meets on privacy issues

Facebook has organized a company-wide meeting to discuss the privacy settings on their site. Some US senators have called for better safeguards in Facebook privacy.

The ACLU launched a petition directed at Mark Zuckerberg that specifically talks about third-party applications used in conjunction with Facebook. These apps can access user information without the consent of the user. Also, it appears as though non-Facebook websites can reproduce opinions and statements on Facebook without asking for consent from the poster.

Facebook claims that this meeting is simply a place where its employees can feel comfortable about asking questions and presenting their own concerns. The current privacy policy is longer than the US Constitution.

More and more sites are popping up to compete with Facebook, but it’s hard to fight against the original.

In the end, the individual chooses how to use Facebook. “Private internet” is an oxymoron, as it seems anything that you put on the web has the potential to get out. Regardless, expect reforms to come in social networking.


About BizTV

BizTV is the home for your business. Whether you're an entrepreneur, small business owner or just managing your family's assets, BizTV can help. Find the resources you need to manage your money, start your latest venture or grow your business. BizTV, It’s Your Biz!

Posted on May 14, 2010, in Biz Tech, Technology and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: