Opinion: Facebook Feature Should Allow Users Choice
SOCIAL NETWORKINGJune 26, 2012
In an opinion piece for PCWorld, Charles Ripley discusses privacy concerns about a new Facebook feature called "Find Friends Nearby." The feature allows users to find new online friends by searching for strangers within a certain proximity of the user's location who wish to expand their social network. The feature "doesn't seem to offer any way to restrict who can see you, so you should be careful," Ripley opines, adding that if Facebook wants to avoid a major privacy backlash, "it should implement some security controls" and allow users to choose who sees their data.