Should Mark Zuckerberg Be More Public With His Views on Privacy?

Over at SocialBeat, writer Kim-Mai Cutter has an interesting piece on how Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg should be more open in his views on privacy, particularly with regards to Facebook.

“Mark Zuckerberg needs to come forward and explain what he truly and genuinely believes about privacy. Why? Because even as the company has created ever-more-detailed privacy controls, Facebook’s moves can appear disingenuous (even if they’re not). Why spend months designing a privacy overhaul and default most of the user base to public? Why do people have to choose between an emptier profile and making their likes and interests public? Where is this instant personalization project going?” Cutter writes.

Cutter goes on to examine some of Zuckerberg’s public statements to try and piece together his views, but comes to the conclusion that while Zuckerberg’s privacy views “reflect thoughtful deliberation”, the problem is that Zuckerberg has not communicated it well enough to the public.

Privacy and Facebook is quickly becoming a pretty hot topic. With the amount of data that certain users share (photos, status updates, etc.), protecting them from advertisers, hackers, and even the company itself has become an issue that many users have concerned themselves with.

To our readers: Do you think Zuckerberg and Facebook care enough about your privacy?

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