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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.
C’est le grand bouleversement chez Facebook qui a annoncé hier des nouveautés en pagaille lors de sa conférence f8. De nouvelles activités multimédia mais aussi une métamorphose totale des « profils » destinés à se muer en « Timelines » éternelles. On sait aujourd’hui que les neutrinos sont capables d’aller plus vite que la lumière. Et bien, au rayon surprise cosmogonique, voici maintenant la machine à remonter le temps de Facebook !
It’s been all change for the last couple of weeks on Facebook and one group of people who are starting to suffer are brands and businesses. The new changes to subscribing, timelines and friend lists mean that business pages are barely showing up in user’s feeds any more.
Facebook again may have gone too far in its quest to make privacy obsolete, and this time some news organizations could get burned by going along with it.
10 public-interest groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Facebook's various business practices. This demand comes right after two similar ones this week: two US congressmen asked the FTC to investigate how Facebook's cookies behave, and Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner has agreed to conduct a privacy audit of Facebook . Given that the social network's international headquarters is in Dublin, the latter is the more serious one as the larger majority of the site's users could be affected.
Zeny Huang is an Emerging Media Strategist at JWT New York where she helps brands connect with fans in innovative and meaningful ways using social media. You can follow her on Twitter @Zenidala . When Facebook unveiled Timeline last week, many users were struck by the idea of humanizing your profile by summarizing your life and connections.
Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/29/2011 Sep 29, 2011 08:09 PM EDT
By Tom Loftus
If you would like to hide your past activity on Facebook before allowing subscribers to your Facebook profile, the privacy page has an easy option for you.
Internet users once stalked off into the cyberfrontier looking for transcendence.
Facebook isn't known for respecting the privacy or rights of its users, this is nothing new, but it looks like Zuckerberg may have to anticipate a kick in the teeth. That would be courtesy of European Data Protection , forcing Facebook to become a little more transparent over how much it holds on individuals. Many people probably think that Facebook is immune from having to abide by the EU data laws.
“For the first time ever in a single day we had 500 million people use Facebook” – Mark Zuckerberg
When you click a Facebook “Like” button on other Web sites to tell your friends about a cool band, favorite political candidate or yummy cake recipe, you may know that you are also giving intelligence to Facebook the company, which makes money through targeted advertising.
Hacker Nik Cubrilovic is reporting on his blog that Facebook can still track the websites you visit even after you have logged out of the social networking site.
Amongst the recent new changes to appear on Facebook, there is a "ticker" (a rolling real time list of what your friends are doing).