Facebook's the subject of Jason Calacanis' wrath at the moment. The tech pundit and occasional prankster just fired off a heated email to Facebook's execs, and promoted it with a widely publicized blog, alleging it's possible to "force join" someone to a group. [Updated]
German authorities have launched a legal case against Facebook for violation of the nation's strict user privacy laws. The case hinges on Facebook's retention of data on people who hadn't signed up to Facebook themselves.
After months of complaints on Facebook's gung-ho attitude to its user's private data, Mark Zuckerberg has relented. Facebook will streamline its privacy settings. But did Zuckerberg really do an about-face on privacy or not?
Facebook's head of policy let drop in an interview that Facebook is aware of the massive labyrinthine web of privacy settings that mostly serves to confuse users, and said that in response, the company would soon offer "simplistic" (I hope he meant "simple" or "simplified") settings.
Uh oh, it looks like as well as U.S. governmental types, Facebook's own user base is beginning to get angry about the site's recent thrusts to redefine individual Net privacy. Does Mark Zuckerberg actually express concern? Nope.