With over 350 Million users on Facebook and adding severall 100,000s everyday, the world had been truly holding their privacy at Facebook’s stake.
Often, Facebook `s apps been known for their scam activity. For those who don’t know, the most popular game FarmVille is nothing but ScamVille, and KoobFace is one worm that almost infected millions.
Everything that you now do on Facebook is configurable. Users can now designate content they post as being viewable to just friends, or friends of their friends, or everyone. Earlier, this wasn’t the case. For instance, Images posted on Walls are viewable by friends of friends providedone of the common friend comments on it.
The realization came after lots of allegations that stand against the Facebook:
“We’re adding something that many of you have asked for — the ability to control who sees each individual piece of content you create or upload,” Facebook chief exec Mark Zuckerberg explained in an open letter to Facebook users. “In addition, we’ll also be fulfilling a request made by many of you to make the privacy settings page simpler by combining some settings.”
Over time people also asked us to add networks for companies and regions as well. Today we even have networks for some entire countries, like India and China.
However, as Facebook has grown, some of these regional networks now have millions of members and we’ve concluded that this is no longer the best way for you to control your privacy. Almost 50 percent of all Facebook users are members of regional networks, so this is an important issue for us. If we can build a better system, then more than 100 million people will have even more control of their information.
The plan we’ve come up with is to remove regional networks completely and create a simpler model for privacy control where you can set content to be available to only your friends, friends of your friends, or everyonever time people also asked us to add networks for companies and regions as well. Today we even have networks for some entire countries, like India and China.
Zuckerberg added that the expansion has diluted the value of regional networks, some of which have millions of members, prompting Facebook to ditch the feature.
Users of the social networking utility will be asked to review and update their privacy settings. Plans to revamp the privacy settings began in July and it went live this week. (it varies on which part of the world you are in).
Facebook has been hit with so many Privacy concerns. However, Dislike button still remains Hot on demand.