11:19 am May 24, 2010, by Henry Unger
Do you think this is long overdue?
Addressing mounting criticism over privacy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted in a Monday column that “we just missed the mark” and promised “a simpler way to control your information” will arrive soon.
Zuckerberg’s column appears in the Washington Post.
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook, MySpace and several other social-networking sites have been sending data to advertising companies that could be used to find consumers’ names and other personal details, despite promises they don’t share such information without consent.
The practice sends user names or ID numbers tied to personal profiles being viewed when users click on ads, the WSJ reported.
The problem comes as social networking sites face increasing scrutiny over their privacy practices from consumers, privacy advocates and lawmakers, the WSJ said.
How concerned are you? Are you considering getting rid of your social media accounts?
Or is this just part of contemporary life on the Web?
Should Congress adopt legislation to deal with this issue?
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