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.
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/
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/
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
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
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
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.
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