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In 2012, Facebook will be making 45 privacy-related changes to comply with the recommendations of an audit by Ireland’s Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) released today. Below I’ve compiled a roadmap of all the changes Facebook will implement based on the the 149 pages of DPC recommendations and how the social network says it will address them.
Facebook has reached an agreement with the FTC to make all future changes to privacy settings opt-in, presumably including new features with their own privacy controls. The Wall Street Journal wrote that the social network was nearing a settlement on the issue and now its Marketplace editor Dennis K.
Inside Facebook · Facebook Launches Trusted Friends and App Passwords Security Features to Reduce Lock OutAs part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Facebook has begun the rollout of two new security features to help users regain access to their accounts if they’re locked out and let them access third-party applications safely.
Facebook announced two new features to help improve security for its 800 million-plus users: trusted friends, and application passwords. If you’ve ever left a set of keys with a close friend who lives nearby, in case yours are lost, the concept of trusted friends will be familiar to you. The social network will let users choose three to five friends to contact if they are ever locked out of their Facebook accounts.
Facebook is trying to make privacy simpler. But as they add more features, .
Facebook’s business is built on trust, but that trust has been shaken over the past few weeks by criticism and speculation regarding how it uses browser cookies to get data about users.
As an adult, you have responsibilities — an income, maybe a mortgage, possibly children. That’s great! Congrats .
Facebook took a huge step toward ubiquitous sharing with its new timeline and sharing features . And it rightfully creeps some people out. Not everybody wants to share their life story on their profile, see their friends' activities in real time or have their preferences in music, movies and reading shared as they're consuming media.
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As some of you have already noticed, Facebook just rolled out a huge revamp of some of its core features like News Feed, while adding new features like Smart Lists and News Ticker. Business Insider put together a great list of privacy settings that you should pay attention to on these new features: Know that anything you post or comment on a friend’s wall is public.
According to an infographic shared on Search Engine Journal , over 2 million photos are posted to Facebook during any given 20 minute period, 7 billion pieces of content are shared weekly and 3,500 images are uploaded to Flickr every minute. With these stats helping to demonstrate that an immense amount of personal content is being shared online, you would think that people would be concerned about ensuring that information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands, or that it can’t be used or exploited for advertising purposes.
Facebook has posted a “coming soon” announcement about the forthcoming changes to the site .
UPDATE on December 12, 2012 : We've updated our controls for managing your content. Learn more here . Today we're announcing a bunch of improvements that make it easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly the people you want.
Mark Zuckerberg is the smartest social thinker I’ve met on my journey through life. He’s frequently misunderstood because he’s, well, generally too far in front of us. I remember meeting Doug Engelbart, the guy who invented the mouse ( and showed it to us back in 1967 — way before Apple shipped the first consumer machine in 1984 that used it).
Facebook prides itself on allowing you to share all kinds of information with your friends and family, and by default there many privacy features that are turned off that you might want to turn on once you realize what is at stake.