Facebook now have to sort out privacy say FTC

By | November 30th, 2011|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , |

The Federal Trade Commission said Facebook's claims about its privacy policies were unfair and deceptive and violated federal law. The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. The FTC have ruled that Facebook will now be required to obtain approval from users before making any changes to privacy settings or how data is shared and also stop anyone accessing a deleted account within 30 days of its deletion. This is good news. Isn't it what we said all along, opt in, not opt out!   I am not against Mark Zuckerberg or Facebook but they really need to listen to the users.  From what I've seen they aren't good listeners. In Mark Zuckerberg's blog post today he actually said... Overall, I think we have a good history of providing transparency and control over who can see your information. REALLY?  He still doesn't see that people were confused about keeping certain data or information private, or what was being shared. Then it was changed and private information suddenly [...]