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Facebook Agrees To Make New Privacy Changes Opt-In 58

Posted by samzenpus
from the what-to-choose? dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Facebook has reached an agreement with the FTC to make all future changes to privacy settings opt-in, presumably including new features with their own privacy controls. The Wall Street Journal wrote that the social network was nearing a settlement on the issue and now its Marketplace editor Dennis K. Berman says that settlement is for new privacy controls to be opt in. The agreement could limit Facebook's ability to drive adoption of new features, as they won't be able to immediately go viral. Users rarely visit their privacy settings, so Facebook will need to devise a way to get them to do so."
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Facebook Agrees To Make New Privacy Changes Opt-In

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  • Re:Good thing (Score:2, Informative)

    by wmac1 (2478314) on Friday November 11, 2011 @05:47AM (#38021102)
    Facebook is a socializing website and "socializing is basically the opposite of privacy."

    When people put some information on social networks and internet, they should assume it is POTENTIALLY accessible to everyone on the internet (due to bugs, hackers, abuse of the website itself, law enforcement, intelligence agencies, ....)
  • Re:Privacy (Score:4, Informative)

    by houghi (78078) on Friday November 11, 2011 @07:00AM (#38021452)

    I block everything. I have the following in my hosts file

    # Block Facebook
    127.127.127.127 www.facebook.com
    127.127.127.127 facebook.com
    127.127.127.127 static.ak.fbcdn.net
    127.127.127.127 www.static.ak.fbcdn.net
    127.127.127.127 login.facebook.com
    127.127.127.127 www.login.facebook.com
    127.127.127.127 fbcdn.net
    127.127.127.127 www.fbcdn.net
    127.127.127.127 fbcdn.com
    127.127.127.127 www.fbcdn.com
    127.127.127.127 static.ak.connect.facebook.com
    127.127.127.127 www.static.ak.connect.facebook.com

    The 127.127.127.127 points to a seperate web site so it does not disturb my other logs. You could use 0.0.0.0

    Even better is to filter out all facebook.com and fbcdn.net stuff.

He keeps differentiating, flying off on a tangent.

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