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45 Privacy Changes Facebook Will Make To Comply With Data Protection Law. 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.

45 Privacy Changes Facebook Will Make To Comply With Data Protection Law

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. First, read my analysis of the audit’s findings from this morning. It explains why these changes won’t seriously interfere with Facebook’s business model or product development. That’s very good news for Facebook. Still, complying with the audit’s recommendations could prevent the company from building a huge stockpile of historical data for some unknown later use. Facebook Settles With FTC To Make New Privacy Changes Opt-In. 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.

Facebook Settles With FTC To Make New Privacy Changes Opt-In

The Wall Street Journal wrote that the social network was nearing a settlement on the issue and now its Marketplace editor Dennis K. Facebook Launches Trusted Friends and App Passwords Security Features to Reduce Lock Out. As 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 Launches Trusted Friends and App Passwords Security Features to Reduce Lock Out

Trusted Friends lets locked out users have an access code sent to their close friends. App Passwords lets users bypass the Login Approvals security feature that doesn’t work with some apps by using a unique app-specific password. Facebook Security Improvements Coming Soon: Trusted Friends And Application Passwords. Facebook announced two new features to help improve security for its 800 million-plus users: trusted friends, and application passwords.

Facebook Security Improvements Coming Soon: 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. 6 Privacy Problems In Facebook’s Updates: Infographic. 5 Ways to Control Your Facebook Privacy. Facebook is trying to make privacy simpler.

5 Ways to Control Your Facebook Privacy

But as they add more features, . With the addition of the , understanding how your Facebook privacy works is more important than ever. The good news is that Facebook is making it simpler to . The bad news is that there’s a lot of confusion around the Subscribe button and what it means for privacy. (6) How to Get More Subscribers. Facebook Struggles to Explain Its Web-Tracking Practices.

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.

Facebook Struggles to Explain Its Web-Tracking Practices

A lack of thorough documentation explaining what each of its cookies does has led some observers to assume that the company is tracking offsite browsing behavior in order to target ads. Facebook needs to provide explanations for both the average user and privacy researchers about how exactly its cookies work in order to prevent these press flare-ups from giving users a negative impression and bringing on regulatory scrutiny from governments. Facebook Privacy: 3 Fights to Expect When You Get the New Timeline. As an adult, you have responsibilities — an income, maybe a mortgage, possibly children.

Facebook Privacy: 3 Fights to Expect When You Get the New Timeline

That’s great! Congrats. The New Facebook: How to Take Control of Your Privacy. Facebook took a huge step toward ubiquitous sharing with its new timeline and sharing features.

The New Facebook: How to Take Control of Your Privacy

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. Facebook Privacy and Settings. 8 Critical Ways To Protect Your Privacy On The New Facebook. 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. Do we really care about our online privacy? - TNW Insider. 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. The reality, however, is very different. Facebook Facebook has to be the biggest proof that the majority of people online simply don’t care about their privacy, as long as they’re getting what they want in return.When Facebook makes major changes to its privacy settings, which are usually never in favour of its users, some express outrage, blog posts are written, status updates are copied and pasted, and threats of boycotts are made. Browser extensions. Facebook Previews Privacy Settings, Posts And Tags. Making It Easier to Share With Who You Want (4)

Facebook’s new privacy and sharing defenses (they are quite nice) Mark Zuckerberg is the smartest social thinker I’ve met on my journey through life.

Facebook’s new privacy and sharing defenses (they are quite nice)

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). Engelbart got kicked out of the research lab (SRI) where he developed the mouse because, well, his ideas were too weird for the time (Engelbart told me that he was kicked out because his fellow researchers couldn’t grok that everyone would have a computer in their pockets eventually). Zuckerberg will also be judged that way. He saw a world where everyone would need a social graph. But one thing I admire about Zuckerberg is he’s a great learner. Why You Should Change your Privacy Settings on Facebook. 10 risky default settings in social media that you need to check - TNW Social Media. Do you read every single “Terms of Service” you come across before clicking “I Agree” to?

10 risky default settings in social media that you need to check - TNW Social Media

If you’re anything like me, the answer is no. In fact, I’ve agreed to hundreds since I first started using AOL 14 years ago, but I haven’t read one. Should we be more careful? I try to align myself with respectable websites — using services that many others use. And this leaves me with a sort of “someone else will catch it if something’s wrong” mentality. But as online industry grows, and we sign up for one social network after the other, we can’t forget that we’re trusting our sensitive information to corporations. 1.

By default, LinkedIn can use your name and photo in its advertising campaigns. Their reasons for using your likeness are obvious. 2. Safety Center (3) How to Keep People from Seeing Your Facebook Info - Lifehacker. Privacy Breach: 2 Settings You Need to Check NOW. Understanding Facebook's new privacy changes - great news for parents at Cool Mom Tech. It doesn’t seem like a week goes by without Facebook making more changes to its privacy settings. The company gets a lot of flak for seemingly loosey-goosey privacy policies, but the forthcoming changes (and there are a lot of them) may put all of our minds more at ease. There are several changes that have already started rolling out on the site, basically to make profiles more private and give users more choice in how we share our content and who we share it with.

Here are the ones I think are the most important–and that are long overdue: Improved Profile and Posting Privacy Settings: Adjusting settings on your profile in the past required click-throughs and navigation through your settings tab. Now, everything that you want to post–your hometown, your occupation, relationship status–has a drop-down menu next to it where you can delineate who you want seeing it. (It remains to be seen if you can delete the post altogether, but there may be a “No one” group that you can choose.)