Facebook changes are ‘not enough,’ say US privacy groups

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says that “more is needed” from Facebook to address privacy criticisms.In a blog post, the civil liberties group praised Facebook for a “great first step” towards giving members of the site more control over their data.However, it warned members against choosing the site’s recommended privacy control setting.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10171575.stmAlso see:Privacy groups assail Facebook changes
Facebook’s new privacy changes haven’t been enough to satisfy its most vocal critics.The activist groups waging what amounts to an undeclared war against the social-networking site for the last year, complete with no fewer than three letters to federal regulators claiming Facebook’s actions are illegal, said Thursday that they’re hardly ready to declare a truce. (See our Q&A with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and instructions on changing your settings.)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20006220-38.htmlFacebook’s New Privacy Improvements Are a Positive Step, But There’s Still More Work to Be Done
In response to a firestorm of criticism from EFF and others, and after much internal debate, Facebook today announced a series of privacy changes to the social networking site as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised on Monday.We will be publishing instructions on how to best take advantage of the new settings shortly. For now, though, we wanted to quickly share our first impression:
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/05/facebooks-new-privacy-improvements-are-positiveHow to Get More Privacy From Facebook’s New Privacy Controls
Today, Facebook announced new privacy controls and settings in response to the tremendous public outcry over its April changes. Here we explain step-by-step how to take advantage of the new settings and maximize your privacy on Facebook.This is important because you must take affirmative steps to adjust your settings in order to take full advantage of the revised privacy practices. While some information, such as your name, profile picture and gender, will remain publicly available, these steps are designed to provide as much privacy as Facebook’s new system allows. Please enjoy our video, which goes through each of the steps detailed below.

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