Facebook Privacy Settlement

Fri 11 November 2011 14:00, Vitto Christaldi

Facebook Privacy Settlement

Facebook is ready to offer a settlement to Federal Trade Commission for the charges that the company gets, concerning the changes of their privacy settings.

In 2009, Facebook started to adapt users’ privacy settings, where users default information was considered public. Since then, this social network has been confronted with a lot of complaints from users for violating their privacy settings.

The proposed settlement requires Facebook to ask for agreements from all the users before the company releases new radical features or changes. The settlement also requires the company to be subject of privacy audits from the Federal Trade Commission in the next 20 years; the same agreement that had been settled by Google since last March.

Facebook is known for creating rapid modifications and innovations. Agreeing to the settlement could slow down the evolution of their services. However, in my opinion, this action would not result Facebook in losing their users. First, they still have 800 million users worldwide! Second, as I quoted from Ben Parr of Mashable “Facebook is a platform that people prefer to hate, but won’t leave simply because all their friends are there”. Don’t you agree?


Comments (2)


  • Well it doesn't really surprise me at all. They really didn't have enough security features when facebook first started and even now there is still a few things that should be changed. I didn't start using facebook till recently when I realized its a need for promoting products.

    Zo 13 nov 2011, 08:27

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