95% don’t support Facebook privacy changes, poll reveals

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Controversial proposals by Facebook to change its privacy policy have been slammed by users, according to poll results released today.

At the end of March, Facebook proposed a change to its privacy policy which, amongst other things, would make it possible for it to share your information automatically with “pre-approved” websites.

As I explained at the time, this would mean that might visit a website and discover that it already knows who you are, your date of birth, where you live, who your friends are. All, without ever having given the site explicit permission to access that data.

Even though Facebook says that only a small number of…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.