This blog complements my book, The Essential Guide to Home Computer Security, to help you keep your home computers and smartphones secure.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Facebook 'to seek consent for privacy changes'

Good news! Facebook should be moving to an 'opt in' approach to privacy. In other words users privacy options can only be changed if they agree to it. To date it has been far too easy for privacy to be gradually eroded by subtle changes in privacy policies. Let's face it, most of us have no time to read privacy policies so we need more protection from websites who gather, hoard and abuse the data they need to attract advertisers.

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