Facebook Privacy Settings Criticized By Friends Reunited CEO

The Facebook security issue does not want to go away, and has been receiving some negative comments from a number of high-profile individuals. Back in April U.S. Senators sent Facebook’s CEO a formal notice saying that security measures did not go far enough.

Then just last month both Facebook and twitter failed a privacy risk report, and now Friends Reunited CEO, Chris van der Kuyl has also weighed in on the issue. Emma Barnett from Independent.ie was reporting on an interview with the Telegraph where the chief executive criticized the complicated privacy settings that Facebook currently has.

He does pick up on a valid point when he says that Facebook started life as a classroom project, and more and more things have been added to it, all expect improved security features. These security settings were simplified recently, but many believe that this was a step back; do you agree?

John Leyden from The Register said that the latest security features from Facebook will expose even more of your information; a fine example of this is the About Profile page. Users will be able to see much more of your information than ever before – something that has got a number of security experts worried.

Do you think that Facebook needs to finally start improving their security features?

  • Derrick Norris

    Its good that facebooks privacy settings are being citicized. Facebook is totally insecure and its privacy issues need to be resolved. It is good that a senior CEO’s are now realizing just how insecure facebook is. I have quit facebook and am currently trying Diaspora. This too has many issues with it and I am hence banking on MyCube to make social media private once again