AirTalk for May 26, 2010

Facebook to launch new privacy controls today

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote address at the f8 Developer Conference April 21, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

Uh, where’s the UN-like button on this thing? Facebook users are up in arms over newly launched settings that make personal data submitted through the site more readily accessible to advertisers, third party apps and public sites like Google. Indignant users have set May 31 as Quit Facebook Day in protest of the site’s opaque policy. Now, Facebook is responding with new privacy controls. Will users have more control over their own data? Is this a real status update or just status quo? If Facebook doesn’t get it right this time, will customers un-friend the social network giant? Can we reasonably expect that any information shared online stay private?

Guest:

Renay San Miguel, Reporter and Columnist for TechNewsWorld.com. Former technology reporter for CNN, CNN Headline News and CNBC.


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