Facebook privacy given a poor scorecard by WhatApp project

Graham Cluley

Facebook has been rated lower than its social networking competitors Twitter and MySpace for privacy and security, according to a study from Stanford University.

According to a report in Forbes, the WhatApp website has rated the security and privacy of Facebook as being lower than that of the Apple iPhone, Twitter and MySpace.

Service Privacy Security
Facebook 2/5 2/5
Twitter 3/5 3/5
MySpace 3/5 3/5
iPhone 3/5 3/5

WhatApp, which was co-created by Stanford University Law fellow Ryan Calo…

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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.