Has Mark Zuckerberg convinced you that Facebook is taking privacy seriously?

Graham Cluley

On Wednesday, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg appeared at the D8 conference, and was asked about the site’s attitude to privacy by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.

I’m not convinced that Mark did such a great job of defending the site’s position on privacy, and whether it’s taking the right approach to protecting its users.

Walt Mossberg asks the 26-year-old Facebook CEO why the site doesn’t adopt an “opt-in” approach to sharing information with third parties, rather than “opt-out”. But to my mind, Zuckerberg doesn’t really present a compelling argument for his site’s controversial stance. Watch the video and judge for yourself.

In a recent poll, 93% of the Facebook users we asked said they would prefer Facebook would take an “opt-in” approach.

The heat was…

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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.