According to research from Vision Critical, the recent call by a batch of Facebook users to celebrate May 31 as “Quit Facebook Day” – to protest against the growing privacy issues that have been plaguing the site of late - has probably gone kaput, with the response to the call hardly just being lukewarm at best!
With the Wednesday announcement of the new-and-improved privacy changes by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the contentious ‘Instant Personalization’ feature – which is turned on by default – can now be turned off completely with one click.
In response to a flurry of complaints about how difficult it had become for Facebook users to determine as level as control levels of protection, the social networking site’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg Wednesday unveiled new one-click options that will enable users to protect their privacy.
The far-reaching effects of the Facebook privacy-related fracas recently became evident from the fact that the issue is affecting the political aspirations of the social network’s ex-chief of privacy, Chris Kelly, who is in the running for the office of the California attorney general.
With a growing number of enthusiastic Facebook consumers departing from the well-liked social networking site, mainly owing to the recently-launched incessant changes to its privacy guidelines, there are inherent clues that the social networks are evidently indicating the end of consumers' privacy on the internet.
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