Facebook’s Band-Aid on Privacy Wound

Facebook is making amends, but is it too little too late?

It’s no secret Facebook has been in the news a lot recently about their invasion of our privacy.  First there was the facial recognition technology used in the photo tagging that had everyone up in arms.  Honestly, what WAS Facebook thinking?  Then more recently there was the contact sharing incident.  Facebook continues to deny there’s any privacy issue there, but after talking to several other Facebook users, I disagree.

This post covers Facebook’s new attempt to cover user’s privacy.  They consider this an easier, more user-friendly option.  Personally, I don’t like it, because you have to remember to do it.  It’s not a “fix and forget” type of option.  Here’s a short video to show you exactly what Facebook wants you to do every time you want to hide a new status, photo or video.

As you can see, the settings are easy enough to use, but am I convinced?  Not yet.  I know they’re making a lot of changes and in those changes they may get me back in their good graces (not that I account for much out of over 600 million people), but I also know if they continue to upset people the way they have these past few months, Google+ is going to get a lot of  ex-Facebook users!  Will you be one of them or are you going to give Facebook another chance?  I’d love to know! Post it on my fan page or tweet me!

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