Some are accusing the social networking site of turning its back on user privacy for financial gain.
San Francisco (WiredPRNews.com) – Fears about Facebook privacy issues following its recent announcement of site expansion have turned into accusations about the company’s regard for user privacy. As reported by AFP, some have suggested that Facebook is disregarding the privacy of members for financial gain.
As noted in the report, new “plug-ins” for the site will allow users to see websites visited by friends from the network and their comments. The company has proposed it is a means to make user experiences more social. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is quoted by AFP as stating of the change, “The Web is at a really important turning point right now… We are building toward a Web where the default is social.”
Attorney Kurt Opsahl of Internet rights defense group Electronic Frontier Foundation, is further quoted in the report as stating of the issue, “This is a transition from pretty good privacy to Facebook making categories of information available to construct business deals… It seems that they want to go to sites and say ‘We have this treasure trove of user information, what do you have?”
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