Facebook: Zuckerberg Says Privacy Issues Too Hyped Up

Over recent months, online social networking site “Facebook” has at times had to deal with a lot of criticism surrounding privacy issues. Today, yet again is no exception! For now, Facebook privacy settings have been met with disapprovement in the way that it has failed its younger audience in doing enough to protect them from abuse.

When Nick Allen at Telegraph.co.uk reported on this story, he spoke about a recent interview between CEO for Facebook “Mark Zuckerberg” and “The New Yorker Magazine” in which Zuckerberg said “A lot of people who are worried about privacy and those kinds of issues will take any minor mis-step that we make and turn it into as big a deal as possible”. Zuckerberg has at times been criticised over various privacy issues and the way in which he has dealt with them. Last year, Facebook were in the media spotlight after plans to change the privacy settings which in turn could have had dire consequences on making users’ personal information too public.

Unfortunately in March of this year, 33-year old “Peter Chapman” was jailed for life over the rape and murder of 17-year old “Ashleigh Hall” when he portrayed himself as a teenager.

As a Facebook user, do you think there should be tighter restrictions on Facebook? Is it about time that Facebook changed this? Give us your comments below. To read more on this log onto Telegraph.co.uk

  • j random

    Facebook's business model is predicated upon getting us to "share" as much about ourselves – our personal data, our interests, our whereabouts, our conversations, our "social graph" – as possible, so that they can sell that information to advertisers. Facebook won't change this. What we need is a social network that is not dependent on our data for their existence, and that puts us in charge of our privacy and data. MyCube and Diaspora are two of the several that are trying to do this, and I for one will be using them and hope they become a viable alternative to Facebook.