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Facebook, the popular social networking website, agreed on Thursday to make changes to better protect the personal information of its users as a result of negotiations with Canada's privacy commissioner. The worldwide changes will give users more transparency and control over the information they provide to third-party developers of applications such as games and quizzes, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced.
As well, Facebook will also make it clear to users that they have the option of either deactivating or deleting their account.
Deadline Reached For Facebook In Canada's Privacy Law [webmasterworld.com]
joined:Aug 29, 2003
Even though it will mean more work for me to upgrade my FB apps so they can handle incomplete or unshared personal data. (sigh)
Any ideas how FB will implement this? Will I as a user have privacy controls targeted to developers like I do now for other users?
joined:Mar 8, 2002
I will give you all a hint the future of web 2.0 and other sites is TOTAL Privacy and control about Profile/info. that is what users want now and special in the future of the web. Users have enough of all this trade/collecting of info about the users.
With a session key, you can access a lot more.
The changes will give users of the social networking website more transparency and control over the information they provide to third-party developers of applications such as games and quizzes