Jun 18

Face book has yet again updated the privacy settings for its clients but they have announced that they have not enough privacy setting for their users. This issue has became so critical for the future of Facebook because of the concerns of the users.

On Wednesday in an open letter, Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU of north California asked the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg that he should make the instant personalization option in default and he should provide the users with more privacy options. Facebook should allow the user to control every single information that is shared with the friends and their family on Face book.

The spokesperson of Facebook said that the people do not understand the instant personalization program. He said that by using the instant personalization other partners can receive only the public information. He also said that the Facebook is providing the facility to people for them to be able to turn it off. They have imposed rules that others will receive the information only allowed by the users.

In open letter it was also asked that Facebook should rethink about the way their social plug-ins work, including the working of the ‘like’ button in Face book. Recently CNET reported that the ‘like’ button is allowing the Facebook to collect the information about the pages viewed by the user and the internet addresses of the user are stored as the page loads.

It was also asked in Wednesday’s letter that Facebook should correct the encryption of HTTPS included. This is slightly expensive for the computation and some companies already offer an option for Facebook to protect the user’s traffic from being intercepted. Facebook’s Noyes said that they are testing the SSL access to Facebook currently and they hope that they will be able to provide this in coming month as an option.  IT Support

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