We made mistakes on privacy, says Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says the social networking service has made blunders that it hopes to fix with coming changes to its privacy controls.Mr Zuckerberg issued a mea culpa in an email exchange on Sunday with popular technology blogger Robert Scoble, who shared it at his website after purportedly getting Zuckerberg’s permission.
www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/we-made-mistakes-on-privacy-says-facebook-founder-mark-zuckerberg/story-e6frgakx-1225870506205Also see:Facebook caves in on privacy
Facebook has caved in to pressure from critics and said it would simplify controls over the degree of privacy given to users of the popular social networking service.Facebook has been under fire from privacy and consumer groups over new features that critics claim compromise the privacy of its more than 400 million members.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/facebook-caves-in-on-privacy/story-e6frg6n6-1225870283857Facebook acts on privacy settings [AFP]
Facebook plans to simplify its privacy controls to appease critics.”We’ve spent the last couple of weeks listening to users and consulting with experts in California, Washington DC and around the world,” Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said at the weekend.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/facebook-acts-on-privacy-settings-20100523-w3z5.htmlRivals Seize On Troubles of Facebook
It sounds like a kamikaze mission: an upstart with a meager number of users and no capital squaring off against Facebook, a social networking juggernaut with more than 400 million members and a $15 billion valuation.But despite those odds, a handful of start-ups are eyeing the social networking industry with renewed interest.The newfound infusion of confidence comes, in part, from the recent scrutiny focused on Facebook over revisions to its platform and privacy policy that encourage its members to make personal information accessible to anyone on the Internet.

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