Facebook Policy Primer
Regulation of online content has been a concernfor many years now. Online safety issues haveincreased with the emergence o...
Did you know? There are over 4,200 words in Facebook’s Statements  of Rights and Responsibilities and within this there a...
In addition to the length, Facebook’s Privacy Policy include the followingkeycomplexities:•Multiple categories of content ...
Facebook Privacy ErosionThis diagram indicates with the blue shading areas that have gone from defaultprivate to default p...
What are you really signing up for when youregister your details on an online social networksite such as Facebook?The link...
The Bad Based and registered in the United States of America Privacy settings default to be publicly available, which  m...
The Bad cont… Facebook does not only effect your privacy concerns but can also effect your career. Read the article below...
The Good Facebook has one site www.facebook.com that provides  access to users across the globe. ( facebook Fanatic Book)...
ConclusionIn order to protect your information think before youpost online, and ensure you are aware of all the Termsand C...
Reference 2007. Facebook Fanatic: Explode Your Popularity, Secure Your Privacy and Buzz  Your Band on Facebook. Edition. ...
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  1. 1. Facebook Policy Primer
  2. 2. Regulation of online content has been a concernfor many years now. Online safety issues haveincreased with the emergence of new mediatechnologies and the rising popularity of socialnetworking sites.These online safety issues include:• identity theft• exposure to inappropriate content• inappropriate contact and• cyberbullying.
  3. 3. Did you know? There are over 4,200 words in Facebook’s Statements of Rights and Responsibilities and within this there are approximately 36 links to other policy documents such as ‘Privacy Policy’ that users are directed to for further information. The Privacy Policy document is over 5,000 words, reading this many words can take a user between 25-30 minutes to read. Imagine if you read every privacy policy and/or Terms of Use for each online service you signed up for???
  4. 4. In addition to the length, Facebook’s Privacy Policy include the followingkeycomplexities:•Multiple categories of content – Each user has a privacy settings page,which sets out five key categories of personal information•There are multiple settings for each category – for each category ofcontent the user can select one of three levels of how their information isfiltered to others online•It is an opt-out model - if a user does not wish their information to beavailable outside of Facebook they must explicitly state this by opting outThis makes it difficult to efficiently ascertain what your signing upfor in a timely manner.
  5. 5. Facebook Privacy ErosionThis diagram indicates with the blue shading areas that have gone from defaultprivate to default public on Facebook between 2005 and 2010).http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/
  6. 6. What are you really signing up for when youregister your details on an online social networksite such as Facebook?The link below will take you to a news article wherean Austrian boy requested a log of all theinformation Facebook had on him. He received aCD containing over 1200 pages of data includingdetails on ‘likes’ to photo he had ‘untagged’ himselffrom.http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2011/10/24/facebook-fights-back-on-privacy-accusations/
  7. 7. The Bad Based and registered in the United States of America Privacy settings default to be publicly available, which means your information is available to all unless you consciously change your settings – making it difficult to protect your information Facebook constantly change their privacy setting formats. For further information read findings from the Complaint filed by the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) against Facebook Inc. https://www.priv.gc.ca/cf-dc/2009/2009_008_0716_e.cfm
  8. 8. The Bad cont… Facebook does not only effect your privacy concerns but can also effect your career. Read the article below about employees being sacked as a result of photos being outed via Facebook. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article7 00350.ece
  9. 9. The Good Facebook has one site www.facebook.com that provides access to users across the globe. ( facebook Fanatic Book) Facebook is one of only a few social networking sites that has become a member of TRUSTe, a non-profit organization that verifies whether Websites adhere to their privacy policies. ( facebook Fanatic Book) Facebook is available in 35 languages across 180 countries http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/article/2011/10/26/397 481_country-books.html Facebook makes it easy and simple to keep in touch with friends and family all over the world and to meet new people
  10. 10. ConclusionIn order to protect your information think before youpost online, and ensure you are aware of all the Termsand Conditions before signing up for an account. Thisgoes for all online services not just Facebook.
  11. 11. Reference 2007. Facebook Fanatic: Explode Your Popularity, Secure Your Privacy and Buzz Your Band on Facebook. Edition. BottleTreeBooks LLC Facebook 2004, United States of America, accessed 20 October 2011 <http://www.facebook.com/policy.php>. Facebook Fights Back on Privacy Accusations - Tech Europe - WSJ. 2011. Facebook Fights Back on Privacy Accusations - Tech Europe - WSJ. [ONLINE] Available at: http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2011/10/24/facebook-fights- back-on-privacy-accusations/. [Accessed 20 October 2011]. Facebooks New Privacy Changes: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | Electronic Frontier Foundation. 2011. Facebooks New Privacy Changes: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | Electronic Frontier Foundation. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/12/facebooks-new-privacy- changes-good-bad-and-ugly. [Accessed 22 October 2011]. Why Facebook is bad for you | The Sun |News. 2011. Why Facebook is bad for you | The Sun |News. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article700350.ece. [Accessed 21 October 2011].
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