New Facebook Privacy Policy Under Fire

Ainsley Jones

Facebook revamped its privacy policy earlier this week, making it easier for the whole online world to laugh and cry with users of the social networking site while also culling their information. Critics have come out in droves to bash the new policy.

 

According to Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal, the modification most under fire is the one requiring users to say whom they want their information shared with. If no choice is made, the default setting is everyone. Since the change, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's photos, friend list and calendar are available for public perusal. The sudden sharing of Zuckerberg's account is likely a ploy to dampen public outcry, says Gawker.

 

The criticism has been such that Facebook is already bending its new rules. The company plans to tweak its new policy so that users who chose to hide their friend list won't have that information exposed through search queries or other Facebook users, Network World reports.



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