25 May 2010

FACEBOOK meets the challenges of being virus struck world over,in some regions.


FACEBOOK meets the challenges of being virus struck world over,in some regions.

 It is unacceptable that the company fundamentally changed the default settings on its social-networking platform to the detriment of a user," the group of officials advising the European Commission had said in a letter to Facebook. A major computer security firm urged Facebook to set up an early-warning system after hundreds of thousands of users were hit by a new wave of fake sex-video attacks.

In a press statement, Sophos said the malicious posts appear as if they are coming from Facebook users' friends, but it urged recipients not to click on the thumbnail.

In the backdrop of a flurry of complaints against Facebook related to its privacy settings, a Harvard Business School professor has claimed the popular social networking site provides users' information, including name and photos, to advertisers.

Benjamin Edelman, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School, said that Facebook's "explicit promises, in its privacy policy and blog posts, turn out to be untrue."
Social networking giant Facebook admitted that it had made mistakes in its privacy policies and promised to roll out new tools that would make it easier for its 400 million users to control their personal data.

Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old billionaire founder of the second most popular site on the internet, made the admission in a column that appeared in the Washington Post amid growing user anger sparked by a string of privacy glitches.

"The biggest message we have heard recently is that people want easier control over their information," wrote Zuckerberg. "Simply put, many of you thought our controls were too complex. Our intention was to give you lots of granular controls; but that may not have been what many of you wanted."

Zuckerberg said that the company would introduce simpler privacy settings within weeks, as well as a way to block all third-party services. Criticism grew following the introduction of new features recently that extended Facebook buttons across numerous internet sites and could have exposed users' browsing habits to others.

"We just missed the mark," said Zuckerberg. "We have heard the feedback.

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