Facebook’s stance on privacy has upset a lot of people .. this video parody is pretty good:
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has been getting a lot of flak in recent weeks about Facebook’s attitude and handling of privacy for its users.
During a recent interview Zuckerberg was asked several times about privacy. He failed to give a convincing answer.
Watch the entire interview to see how Zuckerberg, yet again, redefines “pretentious” once again.
At the same conference Apple’s Steve Jobs also fielded a question on privacy. Jobs’ reply is so different to the attitude of Zuckerberg that it’s worth quoting:
Silicon Valley is not monolithic….We take privacy very seriously….We do a lot of things to ensure that people understand how their data is being used. That’s why we curate the App Store….Privacy means people know what they’re signing up for–in plain English
This is one of those “only in Ireland” type stories.
Irish MEP Nessa Childers has decided to go on the “war path” against Facebook (and probably other social media sites) as they’re supposedly bad for our mental health!
You can read Ms Childers’ full release on the subject here – and no, it’s not April 1st
Factual note. Childers claims that there are over 400 thousand users of Facebook in Ireland. The true figure is much higher, so you’d have to wonder where she pulled that figure from.