why should anyone trust this b*st*rd now?


Apparently facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is promising to improve fb's privacy record.

I don't see why anyone should trust him anymore. I've seen and read enough about his opinions on his users' privacy to NEVER trust him.

Here's a sample, from that article (and this was something I had not known till now, by the way, so it just makes things worse): "Recently unearthed IM transcripts from the early days of Facebook showing Zuckerberg describing early adopters at Harvard "dumb fucks" for trusting him with their data have hardly helped Facebook's cause."

wow... calling your users "dumb fucks". Even Microsoft and Apple can't beat that; they at least don't come right out and *say* so ;-)


The article itself, and the comments on that article are all equally sceptical. In particular, take a look at http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/771675 followed by http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/771757 -- at the same time Zuckerberg was making these statements, people were being forced to either delete their "interests" data or make it public.

1 comment:

Sitaram said...

here's another: http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/771757 says:

I logged into Facebook this morning and was forced to change my employment and location information into page links, with no option to keep this information private.

Is this an example of the simplified privacy? Removing more options and forcing users to publish by default?

I left the location information. I deleted my employer from my profile.