Facebook CEO calls privacy a thing of the past

Posted on Tuesday, January 12 2010 @ 16:28 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckenberg talked at the Crunchie Awards in San Francisco over the weekend and said privacy is no longer a social norm. Zuckenberg explained people have really gotten comfortable with sharing information, not only more openly than before but also with more people.
"When I got started in my dorm room at Harvard, the question a lot of people asked was, 'why would I want to put any information on the internet at all? Why would I want to have a website?'."

"Then in the last 5 or 6 years, blogging has taken off in a huge way, and just all these different services that have people sharing all this information,” he explained.

Mr Zuckerberg's statements about privacy chime in with the latest changes made to Facebook’s own privacy settings - which caused controversy and has affected the network’s 350 million user base.
More details at Telegraph.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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