1 in 3 users reviewed Facebook privacy roll-back

One in three Facebook users changed their privacy settings in Facebook after the social networking site applied a controversial privacy roll-back and encouraged users to review how much they shared online back in December.

Facebook Director of Public Policy Tim Sparapani said that 35 per cent of Facebook users actually reviewed their settings during a recent privacy round table organised by the US Federal Trade Commission. Sparapani said the engagement rate is much higher than the industry average of "between 5-10 percent".

Put another way, the Carry on Regardless attitude of 65 per cent of Facebook’s 350 million users means that they are sharing any photos and posts they upload onto the social networking website with world or dog without anything like informed consent.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/01/facebook_privacy_review_numbers/

They notify their users but they did not say they made a change that makes their data visible to strangers.  Really no privacy in such services. 

Leave a Reply