Will the Facebook changes satisfy you?

Will the changes Facebook is making ease your concerns about privacy?

Facebook said today it is simplifying its privacy controls, Associated Press reports.

One complaint has been over the fact that while Facebook allows users to hide their list of interests on their personal profile pages, the user would still show up elsewhere as “liking” that band, company or hobby, AP writes. The new privacy settings will be extended to those other places as well.

The company is also making it easier for users to decline the instant personalization feature, which tailors other Web sites to users’ Facebook profiles.

Facebook said the changes will be rolled out in the coming weeks, AP reports.

Will the latest changes satisfy you? Or will you consider dropping Facebook?

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14 comments Add your comment

Gram

May 26th, 2010
3:21 pm

I won’t drop Facebook. I’ll just be careful who I speak to, and who has access to my information. It’s the only way I have to contact old school friends, family, etc.

KILJOY

May 26th, 2010
3:22 pm

My usage of Facebook is very limited and will continue to be so. I can’t imagine why people would want to share so much of their life with people they barely know. Perhaps when it was limited to true friends and family, it meant something. Now, Facebook is a place for closet exhibitionist who want to share every mundane thought or detail. And…don’t get me started on Tweets.

Bobby

May 26th, 2010
3:22 pm

I dropped facebook a little over two weeks ago. FB could be a very good product and maybe after they have modified their privacy controls I’ll give them a second chance. But somehow I’m not all that confident FB is going to do anything than the bare minimum to keep users from deleting their accounts. They have promised to clean up their act before only to try and pull fast ones on their users.

FB fanatic

May 26th, 2010
3:38 pm

People take FB too seriously. It’s a social networking site. If you need to share with your family and friends, pick up the phone. You should maintain your own personal “privacy settings”. You do not need FB to secure your personal life. That’s your job.

Jack Daniels

May 26th, 2010
3:41 pm

I deleted my account last week. I just do not trust them about how they are using our information with 3rd parties. As a software engineers they should know people do not want their information shared with other businesses unless they opt to. They are doing the same thing banks and other business use to do with customer information.

SirReal

May 26th, 2010
3:57 pm

Ofcourse i dont really want my information out there but there are so many databases that have it anyway. Im not too concerned. Now the site people need to stop sleeping on is SPOKEO.COM. You think FB has your info? Check this one out…..

Yep

May 26th, 2010
4:02 pm

I haven’t used facebook since I was in college. Yeah that’s right, in college. It used to be a forum only for college kids. Now it might as well be Myspace. The uneducated goobers that are on there now make it impossible to have a profile. I got a “friend request” from someone I knew in high school that dropped out at 16 and is now a Meth Head. That was the point when I decided to drop facebook like a bad habit.

Peion Deion

May 26th, 2010
4:11 pm

It wont, Facebook sux, get a life & get off the computer losers!

valerie

May 26th, 2010
4:14 pm

I’m wondering also should I keep my account. So many changes and its uncertain if they will really help or hurt you. and Yes I’ve heard of Spokeo.com. That’s really scary.

David

May 26th, 2010
4:30 pm

Since Facebook allowed a California company to data-mine it’s accounts, I’ve layed off Facebook. Most of the security measures are after the fact and plugging up holes after the leak. I’ll stick to other older secure sites.

theoldman

May 26th, 2010
4:36 pm

What’s Facebook? Why would anyone use something that shows your face?

Duh

May 26th, 2010
4:38 pm

What’s all this talk about privacy? You’re putting up a personal web page on the web that anyone can access. What privacy did you think you had???

theoldman

May 26th, 2010
7:37 pm

And what’s the deal with homework? You’re not working on your home!

what privacy

May 26th, 2010
9:25 pm

I recently joined facebook and have everything basically private. However I did a search for my name on Google and found my work history information on sites called Spoke & also on Linkedin, neither of which I have EVER joined. So whether we want Privacy or not our information is floating out there. My job title, company and work location was on the site. Talk about identity fraud scare. I’m going to try FB for a little while longer and see what changes they make and then determine if I will cancel.