Digital Marketing Security Social Media

Facebook’s Eroding Privacy Policy: A Timeline

From Electronic Frontier Foundation:

Since its incorporation just over five years ago, Facebook has undergone a remarkable transformation. When it started, it was a private space for communication with a group of your choice. Soon, it transformed into a platform where much of your information is public by default. Today, it has become a platform where you have no choice but to make certain information public, and this public information may be shared by Facebook with its partner websites and used to target ads.

…As Facebook grew larger and became more important, it could have chosen to maintain or improve those controls. Instead, it’s slowly but surely helped itself — and its advertising and business partners — to more and more of its users’ information, while limiting the users’ options to control their own information.

Source: Facebook’s Eroding Privacy Policy: A Timeline | Electronic Frontier Foundation

This, among other things, is why I use Facebook less now and will probably use it even less in the future.

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