Facebook Stands by Their Privacy Changes Despite Users' Concerns

facebook privacy fading awayIf you are a Facebook user, right about now you are probably very concerned about the privacy of your information. Facebook has been the brunt of recent privacy concerns and rightfully so due to major discoveries made in not only 3rd party apps but within the Facebook interface itself. Possibly due to all of the stabs that Facebook has taken in terms of privacy. Director of Facebook's developer network, Ethan Beard, has stated that users are happy with recent changes and millions of users joined Facebook to specifically share information.

It is rather obvious that any user of Facebook, or any other social network for that matter, wants to share information. However, many social network users want to be able to control and limit that "shared information" to a certain degree. With the recent changes in regards to Facebook's privacy and the way information is shared on the mammoth sized social network, people are still not too happy.

Facebook has had their fair share of issues as of late such as a private chat glitch recently fixed, Facebook 'Connections' worries and even attacks through malicious adverts on Facebook apps. Users are left to desperately modify their settings so they can basically take control of their privacy because they do not feel as if Facebook is doing it for them by default.

Luckily for over 400 million Facebook users, they all have the option of modifying their privacy settings. One question asked of a Facebook executive by Computerworld was if they were working on ways to make the privacy settings easier to use. As a generalized answer, the executive replied by stating the fact that they are always looking to make their controls better and simpler to use and that they do not have any specific changes to talk about now.

Computerworld has posted a full Q&A session where they asked Facebook's director Ethan Beard several questions in regards to Facebook's privacy. Even after reviewing the session, we still feel there is still much work to be done to satisfy a large portion of Facebook users in terms of online privacy.

Did you join Facebook to "specifically" share information or do you think it should be easier to limit sharing data through simplified privacy settings?

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