Marc Zuckerberg: An Open Letter

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Marc Zuckerberg (Quelle: Facebook.com)

Marc Zuckerberg gründer und CEO von Facebook hat heute Nacht einen offenen Brief veröffentlicht in dem er auf verschiedene Themen eingeht. Er beschreibt unter anderem das Lokale Netzwerke immer mehr verschwinden werden, dafür aber noch bessere Optionen zum Schutz der Privatsphäre in Facebook verfügbar sein sollen.

It has been a great year for making the world more open and connected. Thanks to your help, more than 350 million people around the world are using Facebook to share their lives online.

To make this possible, we have focused on giving you the tools you need to share and control your information. Starting with the very first version of Facebook five years ago, we’ve built tools that help you control what you share with which individuals and groups of people. Our work to improve privacy continues today.

Facebook’s current privacy model revolves around “networks” — communities for your school, your company or your region. This worked well when Facebook was mostly used by students, since it made sense that a student might want to share content with their fellow students.

Over time people also asked us to add networks for companies and regions as well. Today we even have networks for some entire countries, like India and China.

However, as Facebook has grown, some of these regional networks now have millions of members and we’ve concluded that this is no longer the best way for you to control your privacy. Almost 50 percent of all Facebook users are members of regional networks, so this is an important issue for us. If we can build a better system, then more than 100 million people will have even more control of their information.

The plan we’ve come up with is to remove regional networks completely and create a simpler model for privacy control where you can set content to be available to only your friends, friends of your friends, or everyone.  (weiterlesen…)

Über die Einstellungen der Facebook Privacy hatten wir schonmal in einem 2 teiligen Blogbeitrag berichtet.

Die selektiven Einstellungen zur Veröffentlichung von Statusmeldungen auf Facebook sind bei wenigen Nutzern bereits jetzt möglich. So berichtet bereits vor zwei Tagen unser Leser Henning Schürig über die Veränderungen in seinem Facebook.