Brace yourselves: the onslaught of Facebook privacy-related status updates is coming.
Basically since the first Face was Booked way back in the mid 2000′s at Harvard, people have been moaning about their privacy on the social network. On one hand, it seems pretty simplistic- a bunch of people utilize a free service for sharing details about their personal lives, only to later complain about accessibility of details about their personal lives.
Some say, “it’s easy! If you don’t want Facebook all up in your privacy, don’t post private things to Facebook.” But those people are stupid. Because whenever you get onto Facebook, it watches what you do. In fact, even when you are off Facebook, the prying eyes of the all-knowing social network are peeled, making notes of your web habits to suggest things, friends, and likes for you when you inevitably return to its irresistible arms five minutes from now.
Sorry, I’m back. I had to check in on Facebook.
Anyway, in recent years, privacy on Facebook has emerged as kind of an all-encompassing social media hydra, with many heads all trained on aspects of your personal life- have you ever noticed that it knows who you stalk most and tries to entice you to friend or like something based on that person? But it turns out that when more than 7,000 users comment on a proposed change to Facebook, the company must put said change up for a vote.
This one stems from Facebook privacy backlash out of Europe, and voting information on the site explains:
‘Recently, Facebook provided revisions to its SRR and Data Use Policy to, among other things, improve the documents by adding examples and detailed explanations to help users better understand their policies and practices; comply with the law; incorporate feedback from the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s Office, other regulators, and users; and reflect the addition of new products and services, like Timeline.’
If you’re interested in voting on Facebook’s privacy regulations, you can cast your vote by clicking here.