I deleted my personal Facebook account a few months ago. One of the primary reasons was Facebook’s habit of constant altering of their privacy policies. An article by Reese Jones, on the .eduGuru site suggests that the social media giant may be responding in a positive way to peoples’ privacy concerns.
Facebook has had a chequered history regarding privacy settings and is renowned for making it difficult for users to accurately tailor their profile to their satisfaction. The company adjusts these privacy policies (or ‘data use policies’ as they prefer to term it) a few times each year, making it difficult for users to keep tabs on what’s being shared. On top of that, it’s not always the easiest task to understand what Facebook plans to do with this information. However, change may be afoot. Read the full post here.