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Facebook Adds Some Privacy Settings

In a recent article Facebook has decided to change it privacy settings for the individual users.  There are certain networking groups that the user can chose to join.  These groups included such categories as: high schools, colleges, work, non-profit organization, etc.  The users of the service will not be able to join network of friends who live in the same area but will be able to control who can view the information posted.  When someone creates a post everyone on their friends list gets an update message and can review the comment.  Facebook has decided to change that setting.  The new way is that when the post is created you can chose which group can view the comment or post.  There were over 18,000 responses to this change only within hours of its release with the majority of them being positive.

The new privacy setting allows the users the chance to choose who is able to view their personal information.  By being able to categorize the posting and who see them could be a plus for Facebook user to keep some things private.  My understanding of the new setting design should not give employers access to your Facebook if you see fit.  There is always a way for employers to find a way to view the employees account.  If employers were to pass some standard where they had to give the employer access to their Facebook accounts would that be violating the employees rights of privacy?  I think Facebook is doing a great job keeping user privacy rights in their business activities.  The 18,000 responses were an obvious result to this change being positive. 

 http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/12/02/facebook.networks.changes/index.html

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  1. jthomason16
    December 2, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    i fully support this change. I have had this conversation with my friends many times before. I hated how everything that you posted on facebook was viewable by everyone. I remember getting alerts on other peoples post and thinking i dont even know that person. This way people can assure that only people they want to see will see the information they post.

  2. safraser46
    December 5, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I think the users of facebook have the right to keep their privacy away from their work life. Obviously companies want to hire well rounded, well mannered employees, but invadeding someones privacy is unethical. The main purpose of facebook is to help keep friends in touch with pictures and messaging each other. I do no think companies should be allowed to surpass this privacy agreement in order to search for applicants faults.

  3. pjeffenb
    December 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    I feel that jobs should look at someones facebook but they should only take certain things they see in account. If they see a college student drinking and having fun with his friends than it does not mean they are not a viable candiate for the job. If you see illegal activity such as drugs than you obviously need to pass on that candiate. It is the responsibilty of the student to know what they are putting on internet is going to be seen by many people

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