Poll: 93% say Facebook should make you ‘opt-in’ to sharing rather than ‘opt-out’

Graham Cluley

Some of you will be waking up today to find that Facebook’s privacy settings have been updated (don’t panic if you’re a Facebook user and you don’t see the new settings yet – they’re taking a while to roll out).

Inevitably there has been much debate about this latest development in the ongoing Facebook privacy saga.

To give Facebook some credit, they do appear to have made the privacy options much simpler. Here’s a video of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief hoodie-wearer, describing what they’ve done. I think it’s really important every Facebook user watches this video.


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.