Facebook’s Eroding Privacy

A recent New York Times article about Facebook’s ridiculous privacy policy and settings got me to take 15 minutes and lockdown my privacy settings. In the past I’ve taken the time to review my privacy settings but Facebook doesn’t make it easy to find all the settings. The NYTimes article, found here, has a precise site map of the privacy settings.

The startling fact that Flickr has a 384 word privacy statement and Facebook’s privacy statement is 5,830 word makes me wonder what evil things they are hiding in all the legal speak. I encourage you to take the time and set the 50 plus privacy settings appropriately.  Take special care to verify the ads settings and the information your friends can share about you.

I began programming in C++ when I was in college. Odd for a business major, but hey I am a Dork. After college I got a job as System Administrator. As a System Administrator I was in charge of web administration. My journey as a PHP web developer had begun. Since that time I have gained an in depth knowledge of CSS, Javascript, XML and MySQL. With changes and advances to technology I have also began learning AJAX. I started Blue Fire Development to do freelance work in my spare time.

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1 Comment on “Facebook’s Eroding Privacy

  1. My friend and I were arguing about this! Now I know that I was right. lol! Thanks for making me sure!

    Sent from my iPad 4G

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