I’m leaving Facebook due to its horrendous privacy policies
Below is a detailed article on what FB is doing to our privacy. Through FB Connect and now its new Web-wide “Like” system, FB is trying to position itself as the very hub of the Web, but it’s doing so at the user’s expense. It’s all about targeted ad$, which is fair enough, but the user is not allowed anonymity, and by increasingly being effectively forced to share personal data, he is being exposed to many dangers both online and off. This is a case of putting raw profit over people’s well-being.
It’s unfortunate that so many do not understand what is being done to their privacy and safety as the Web becomes increasingly commercialized. It’s because so few understand and are willing to speak up that greedy businesses can get away with abuse of this nature.
How Facebook is putting its users last | Molly Rants – CNET News : Opt-out features, privacy loopholes, and increasingly confusing settings are starting to feel like a money-making plot that puts users of the social network last. Read this blog post by Molly Wood on Molly Rants.
Edit: Check out this IM of FB CEO Marc Zuckerburg concerning his attitude toward privacy and trust. Business Insider.