Putting 'people first,' Facebook tightens up privacy settings
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/22/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Facebook says that many of its adherents like sharing with everyone. It's something the world's preeminent social networking Web site has claimed for years. However, others say they prefer sharing with smaller groups, such as their Friends. To underline a commitment by CEO Mark Zuckerberg to "put people first," Facebook is now taking steps to reiterate how users have configured their privacy settings.
Facebook is now taking steps to reiterate how users have configured their privacy settings.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - From here on out, when new Facebook users make their first posts, the default audience for each post will be set to Friends rather than Public. This will reduce the potential for the unintentional release of personal information. Those who surf the net while inebriated will especially like this feature. .
Those who are new to Facebook, meaning those other than the 1.28 billion who already use the Web site, will also see a pop-up reminder to choose an audience for their posts.
Those already familiar with Facebook will get some attention as well. Facebook will be rolling out a Privacy Checkup tool shortly that will capably demonstrate through various settings how to ensure that users review relevant sharing options.
This feature will include a blue cartoon dinosaur character.
"We want to do all we can to put power and control in people's hands," Facebook explains on its Web site. "This new tool is designed to help people make sure they are sharing with just the audience they want."
Privacy settings on Facebook has gone largely misunderstood since the Web site's very beginnings. Facebook has long been criticized about the complexity of its controls. There has been little to no success in addressing this tragic flaw. Facebook in 2009 simplified its privacy controls, even as it promoted the notion that users should share with everyone.
The following year, Facebook simplified its privacy controls "in response to feedback that certain Facebook settings had become too complicated." It again tried to simplify its privacy controls in 2011. In 2012, more privacy control simplification remained the unmet goal.
"At the company's F8 developer conference last month, Facebook headed in the opposite direction," Thomas Claburn writes. "The social network redesigned the way third-party apps using Facebook Login ask for permission, giving users the ability to accept or reject specific permissions, rather than requiring them to accept or reject permissions as a group. Adopting a granular permission model gives users more control over settings related to app privacy. But that control comes at the cost of simplicity."
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