Saturday, February 09, 2013

Privacy Settings at Facebook Privacy So Unclear That Even a Zuckerberg Family Private Photo is Shared and Reshared on the Web

Rebecca Greenfield has the story at The Atlantic Wire in Facebook Privacy Is So Confusing Even the Zuckerberg Family Photo Isn't Private

The article concludes:
"So the lessons here is twofold: Facebook privacy settings are too confusing, and if you really don't want intimate photos out there, don't put 'em on Facebook. But also, don't expect to hide something if you do — everything can be shared and re-shared these days."
Again, we keep wondering what the people at the United States FTC (Federal Trade Commission) are doing about this?

And what is the European Union doing?

See Natasha Lomas at TechCrunch in

Facebook Lobbying Europe On “Unreasonable And Unrealistic” Privacy Law Reform — But EC Commissioner Doesn’t Sound Like She’s For Turning

where we can read that Facebook "had to turn off facial recognition in the EU" in September, 2012.

The answer is that we need much tighter privacy rights protection than we presently have, not only in the United States, but also in the EU.

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