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Opinion: Site's "Frictionless Sharing" Rubs the Wrong Way

SOCIAL NETWORKING

October 7, 2011

An op-ed in The Sydney Morning Herald outlines concerns voiced in cities around the world about Facebook's privacy practices and the ongoing changes to them, and uses a quote from the Financial Times--"It's not your Facebook page; it's Facebook's," to rationalise the indignation. In its efforts to facilitate sharing, Facebook has made changes to the ways users can share information and with whom, but some privacy advocates, among others, are concerned that the changes are too many and too confusing for users. Meanwhile, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has warned users to read privacy policies and use controls when available. Facebook's Sydney-based subsidiary "has been curiously reticent about commenting" on the changes, states the report.
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