View Full Version : facebook and myspace cave in to privacy complaints

05-27-2010, 11:20 AM
After a out rage and public backlash over privacy settings it appears the complaints have finally been heard. Its a start. But shows that when enough people speak up companies will listen.

The criticism mainly stemmed from the site making all of a user's basic information available to the public, with no opt-out. The new update will allow users to reduce what is shown to the public.

Last week, rival social networking site MySpace simplified their own privacy settings (http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2010/05/19/myspace_takes_aim_at_facebook_simplifies_privacy_s ettings). Said MySpace Co-President Mike Jones: "Given all the noise in the industry, we want to get out and state a clear position so that our users understand that we take privacy very seriously."

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2010/05/27/facebook_responds_to_critics_simplifies_privacy_co ntrols