Mixed user opinions on Facebook’s Privacy Revision

| May 28, 2010

After weeks of speculations and contempt, Facebook have eventually released its highly anticipated and highly demand privacy settings update. Earlier Facebook came under immense pressure from users and privacy pundits to review its privacy settings which have some flaws, and this has forced Facebook to revise its privacy policy.

Amongst the recent changes are some major amendments that are: merging all privacy settings into one basic interface control, blocking of unwanted people to visit your profile and most importantly ceasing third party applications/websites to access your personal information. The overall aim of Facebook behind revising privacy policy was to answer its critics and recover Facebook’s repute of being a safer social networking website.

Though Facebook has installed new privacy settings to its interface, there are mixed opinions from the users, with overall perception that it still needs more changes. Some user opinions are stated below:

According to American Civil Liberties Union, the new changes are not what you can say is perfect but we still there are some positives in the shape of simpler options and enhanced user control on its associations.

In one statement, executive director of WPF (World privacy Forum) has quoted that, this is indeed a substantial improvement in Facebook’s policy and it will assist users with improved user controls.

This is a good initiative, but there is room for more – Susan Grant, director of consumer protection at the Consumer Federation of America.

All in all, people responded with their overall perception that user controls are more controllable and security settings are simplified which is a very welcome change.


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