Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Facebook users prefer quitting the social network over privacy concerns.

A company called Sophos have claimed that numbers of Facebook users are having concerns about how the privacy is being maintained on the social networking site and how is it effecting them. Previously the company ran an online survey asking Facebook users if they would consider quitting Facebook over privacy concerns.

In response the survey concluded that sixty per cent of the users stated that thy would not hesitate to or would likely quit the social network if they had any lack of protection of their privacy. Sixteen per cent of the users stated that they had already quit the social network because they have had such issues in the past over privacy concerns. Only twenty per cent of the users stated that they would not quit the social network even having privacy concerns or it would be unlikely for them to quit.

In the past few weeks Facebook's use of user's data has been a very heated subject. The founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg in January justified in an interview that changes to the profile pages by claiming that previous concepts of privacy were simply outdated.

Earlier this month, the competition authority in the U.S, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that they have intended to take a closer look at Facebook's approach to data protection.

Facebook currently has more then 400 million users.

1 comment:

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