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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience yesterday that if he were to create Facebook again today, user information would by default be public, not private as it was for years until the company changed dramatically in December. In a six-minute interview on stage with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington , Zuckerberg spent 60 seconds talking about Facebook's privacy policies. His statements were of major importance for the world's largest social network - and his arguments in favor of an about-face on privacy deserve close scrutiny.
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With all the privacy issues surrounding Facebook, many people are considering quitting the site altogether. If you're not ready to take it that far, here's how to avoid the privacy breaches without completely deleting your account and losing touch with your friends. Photo by Ludovic Berton . Should I Quit Facebook Altogether? We've all had that one friend who deactivated his/her Facebook and was never seen again, because no one could establish contact. As if the telephone, email, and IM were never invented, many people are at a loss as to how to contact you if your Facebook isn't an easy click away.
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"Connections." It's an innocent-sounding word. But it's at the heart of some of the worst of Facebook's recent changes. Facebook first announced Connections a few weeks ago, and EFF quickly wrote at length about the problems they created .
When Facebook launched its Open Graph API and brought instant personalization to the web it probably didn't expect users to revolt — but they are. In light of growing concerns around user privacy , Matthew Milan and Joseph Dee are attempting to mobilize a formal Facebook revolt with Quit Facebook Day . The purpose of the site is to encourage those "sick of Facebook's lack of respect for your data" to quit the social networking site. Users can "commit to quit" with their Twitter handle or name and join the others publicly pledging to do so in unison.
Thank you for signing the petition. If you're on Facebook be sure to join the group: "Facebook, Respect my privacy!" Facebook's recent changes go too far. Protect your information by signing the petition : "Sites like Facebook must respect my privacy. They should not share information about me or my friends with other companies without my explicit permission"
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