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Facebook's Zuckerberg awarded privacy patent - The Reg

 

 

 

Mark Zuckerberg cares about your Facebook privacy settings. He cares about them so much, in fact, that he's patented a method of finding out what they are.

 

The patent, number 8,225,376, was filed six years ago but only approved last week, and is attributed to Zuckerberg and former Facebook chief privacy officer Chris Kelly.

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I laugh every time someone mentions Facebook and privacy in the same paragraph.

It goes way beyond the limits of comedy when you manage to mention them in the same sentence!

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I don't laugh when I hear it. I have a surprising level of control on my Facebook profile. I have a very locked down profile page/timeline, and only the information I want to give out is given out. I also tightly control which "Apps" have access to my data.

 

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I don't laugh when I hear it. I have a surprising level of control on my Facebook profile. I have a very locked down profile page/timeline, and only the information I want to give out is given out. I also tightly control which "Apps" have access to my data.

 

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Meanwhile, Facebook's track record for summarizing its users' privacy preferences has been less than stellar. In November, it settled with the US Federal Trade Commission over charges that its privacy settings were "deceptive" and that users' choices would be "ineffective" in certain circumstances.

 

:hmm:

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Well, in the Prvacy controls main page, you have three options- Public, Friends, and Custom. Guess which one I picked?

 

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