Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Facebook makes users' "interests" public, with no opt-out

I am an unhappy Facebook user. Facebook has just decided that all the "interests" information on users profiles pages should be public. They say it is "Connecting you to everything you care about", but there's no opt out. If your profile says you're interested in photography, you're thrown into a community based on that interest.
As for me, I now have no interests because I am not intersted in Facebook disclosing my personal information without my ok.
For more info: Facebook Further Reduces Your Control Over Personal Information Electronic Frontier Foundation.

1 comment:

David Canton said...

Ouch. You would think that they would have learned by now that you just can't do that. I knew there was a reason I didn't list any interests. Perhaps we should add as an interest "keeping my interest list private"