CWmike writes: A Facebook spokesman said that the company will hold an all-staff meeting on Thursday to discuss privacy issues, but would not say whether executives are looking to make significant changes to to the popular site's highly contentious privacy policies following a bevy of changes to the service. In an interview with Computerworld last week, Ethan Beard, director of the site's developer network, defended Facebook's policies and even said users love the changes that Facebook has made. However, it seems calls for people to delete their Facebook accounts, which have gathered momentum, have not fallen on deaf ears at Facebook. Adding to the perception of a crisis on hand, the NY Times profiled on Wednesday a project called Diaspora*, which is creating a more private, decentralized alternative to Facebook.
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