Saturday, October 25, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Internet Explorer 11 Toolkit Allows Enterprise Admins "Spy" On Their Employees
FCC Says Airwave Auction To Delay Until 2016
HP Broadens Moonshot Portfolio With Intel-powered Models
Microsoft To Keep Nokia Brand For Low-end Smartphones
LG Introduces Its First Octa-Core Application Processor
Cloud and Surface 3 Drive Microsoft's Revenue
Micron Urges Investors To Reject TRC Capital's Unsolicited Tender Offer
Facebook Returns To Chat Roots With Rooms App
Active Discussions
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
 Home > News > General Computing > More Th...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, May 21, 2010
More Than Half Of Facebook Users Consider Quitting Over Privacy


Almost two thirds of Facebook users are considering leaving, with 16% of those polled claiming to have already stopped using Facebook as a result of inadequate control over their data, according to an online poll published by Sophos security firm.

The online poll asked Facebook users if privacy concerns might make them consider quitting the service.

The votes reveal the extent of members' concerns regarding the popular social network's privacy settings. Sophos' findings suggest that almost two thirds of Facebook users are considering leaving, with 16% of those polled claiming to have already stopped using Facebook as a result of inadequate control over their data.



These results come amidst growing criticism that Facebook is facing over changes to the way that the social network can share user data across its site and with other websites. Concerns have centred on the complexity and 'opt-out' approach to sharing member information with wider networks. Media reports suggest that Facebook is planning to announce changes to its privacy settings within the next few days, but it is unclear as to whether any changes will be substantial enough to address user concerns.

What this poll shows is that the majority of the people we polled are fed up with the lack of control that Facebook gives them over their own data. Most still don't know how to set their Facebook privacy options safely, finding the whole system confusing. What's needed is a fundamental shift towards asking users to 'opt-in' to sharing information, rather than to 'opt-out'.

A mass exodus from Facebook seems unlikely, but Facebook members are clearly getting more interested in knowing precisely who can view their data. Sophos has seen "delete Facebook account" becoming a hot search term on Google, and a number of campaigns, including a 'Quit Facebook Day', spring up to raise awareness of the issues.

With this survey showing that only 24% of users aren't thinking about quitting, Facebook will need to make sure further changes to the privacy policy are clear, concise and in the interest of making it easier for members to know exactly who has access to whatever they chose to upload.


Previous
Next
Samsung Wave, First Bada Smartphone Hits The Market        All News        ASUS Unveils 3D LCD Monitors, LED Projector
Consumer Watchdog Says FTC's Google-AdMob Decision Will Hurt Consumers     General Computing News      Microsoft Delivers Release Candidate of Windows Server AppFabric, Beta Release of BizTalk Server 2010

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Facebook Returns To Chat Roots With Rooms App
Facebook Checks If Your Are Safe
Facebook And Samsung Executives Discuss Mobile, Content Collaborations
Facebook's WhatsApp Acquisition Finalized
Facebook To Battle Fake Likes
European Commission Approves Acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook
Facebook To Step Into Healthcare: report
Facebook Tries To Better Control Research At Social Network
Facebook To Change Real-name Policy
Facebook Launches Updated Atlats Ad Serving Platform
EU To Clear Facebook's Bid For WhatsApp: report
Facebook to Announce New Advertising Platform : report

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .