Growing Outcry over Facebook Privacy Changes

WHISTLEBLOWING, SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 17 May 2010

AlJazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service

An online backlash against the social website Facebook is gathering strength – and the company’s executives have held an emergency meeting to discuss growing concerns about the privacy of its users.

According to Google search results, there’s been a spike in the number of Facebook users looking to delete their accounts.

Some of the site’s 400 million users charge that it is trying to exploit users by controlling access to their private information.

But despite the backlash, Ben Parr, the co-editor of the social networking blog Mashable.com, says the social website continues to grow.

 

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