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They are a lot of discussions these days around how Facebook handle it's user's data privacy.
I've talked about it in a previous post.
As far as I'm concerned, I've absolutely no issue with this.
Do you know why ?
Because I do not trust Facebook. I do not trust it at all !
As a consequence, all the datas I put there can be public, I've no issue.
All my privacy settings are set to share everything, like this, I cannot be disappointed by Facebook if they change their mind.
I think everybody should do like me and this is why :
- Facebook is a very very young company that has grown very very fast.
In these conditions, **errors are always possible
** 2. Facebook is inventing something totally new.
Who could imagine this very big social network just 10 years ago ?
Who can predict what it will be in 5 years ?
The system is totally new, the rules need to be written, so for sure they will change.
- **Mark Zuckerberg has never been very keen to commit on user privacy. **
In fact it's the opposite.
Facebook commit to provide its users a system to share more and more datas with more and more people, by default, datas are shared.
**To build a system that is really sure in term of security and privacy it has to be designed for this since the beginning, it has to be part of it's DNA. **This is not the case for Facebook.
Of course not trusting Facebook limit a lot the added value...
Of course I hope that something new will come in future with less functionalities, but with privacy commitment written in it's DNA.
Maybe it's Diaspora ?