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Facebook Needs to Improve its Privacy Policies

Yes it has been a bad networking site because of its issues with privacy policies and other similar issues. At the end of the day the fact remains true and strong that Facebook does not charge its users money for accessing. Facebook has proved its reliability issues soon enough like many other social networking sites. It is a transmitter of malware, a promoter of data leakage and has poor employee productivity.Facebook needs to analyze its policy and responsibility of creating policies that are transparent and offering fair controls to enforce the policies.

Facebook like any other good and open website has options or policies for explicitly defining who has the permission to join the site, how the site can be used and so on. One of the requirements that Facebook puts forth is on the age limit; that no user must be below 14 years of age. The process seems simple but the children are always curious about what happened behind the curtain and they lie about their age to join the website. Parents of children below 14 find it difficult to monitor their children. This is difficult irrespective of the age. Monitoring the actions of the children on a social networking site when the parents themselves don’t use the site or are unaware that the children are using them is almost impossible.

Children are especially vulnerable to exploitations on the cyberspace as they do not understand the risks that they are thrown into while joining the website. With Facebook is rapidly growing into a virtual dwelling place for exploiters and attackers, the risks are hardly looked at by its users even when they themselves see it growing into a huge cloud.

The question that needs to be asked is: is Face book’s policy enforced? To imagine that Facebook can, by being just a distant figure on the web ensure that the user is not below 14 years is very difficult and impossible. Therefore, it depends on self-attestation. But users who want to get into the web circle need only a lie to pass the test. Facebook has in its policies the option to report any case of policy-violation. This can possibly work only if a user tries to befriend with the person and find out what network he or she belongs to.

The policy framework is very poor and the control mechanism is established with loopholes and the whole thins is just about smoke and mirrors. As far as the kids are concerned, the standard needs to be much higher to help them not get into the hands of exploiters and hooligans on the Internet who might just lure and chase them for money or anything under the sun. The issue that Face book faces is of bad policy enforcement.

Almost all websites have policies that are acceptable and address a variety of issues but the underline point is that they need to be enforced and must be in a structured manner and should provide a lot of protection to the users from violation. This can ensure compliance and sustainability.

I know we’ve made a bunch of mistakes”- Facebook Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, promises fixes soon

The recent privacy changes on the Facebook site created a fury among users and Zuckerberg admitted that they have missed the mark, and apologizes for the same. He also promised fixes as soon as possible.

Facebook has become one of the most sought after sites on Internet recently. Other than being the most popular social networking site in the world, Facebook is also the most accessed site all over the world with over a billion users. The recent changes in the privacy policies of the social networking site created anger amongst its users and made the site developers to bow down to the requirements of its users and apologize for the same.

Mark Zuckerberg apologized in a press conference and said that the team felt that people needed some easy privacy options, so we tweaked with the privacy policies. He added that now they know that they have gone wrong about it, but he also feels that its users will understands that their intentions were in the right place and now the company is going to respond to the Feedback from the people they are serving.

Facebook was trying to keep up with the pace of its ever growing user subscription base and while doing so they forgot about the privacy issues its users will have to face. One of the main complaints about recent privacy-related changes was that user controls to change settings were too complex. It is also known that Mark himself is not a big fan of discussing privacy controls and thus missed the mark. The young billionaire and the CEO believed they will bring out new and simpler privacy controls within weeks. He also said that he hoped at the end of all this issues, the service ends up in a better place.

The Co-founder also added that he believed there was lot of confusion amongst its users about the principles of the team and developers of Facebook’s website. He said that the users think that their private information is used and sold to advertisers for a premium price. He said that this is totally out of question as this one of the things which they are against and they are very strict about this. He said that no information was, is or ever will be sold, and added that Facebook will always remain as a free service.

There have been a major backlash and wrath amongst the users for many technical glitches like there were Facebook chat issues which allowed friends to view private chat messages. Also the “like” buttons replaced the “Become a Fan” pages which allowed outsiders to view our likes and dislikes. All of this was seen as an act of privacy erosion by the users and thus complaints were registered to which the team finally reacted and the CEO had to come out in public and apologize.

Everybody hope that the privacy controls issues are solved as soon as possible and better service is availed to the users of the biggest social networking site.

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