IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Facebook Privacy: Protecting Personal Information on the Social Network
There has been no shortage of Facebook privacy stories this year. Several of them have prompted changes to user controls as well as consistent material for critics and defenders alike. Just recently, the site added a new user Groups feature that was both applauded and derided. Then there are the changes to account management the site added for security. And the wheels keep on rolling. Facebook has hit more than 500 million users, with each looking to connect with friends. But just how much information is too much information, what Facebook has done so far to protect data and what it should do in the future are all issues being pondered by users concerned about privacy. With that in mind, eWEEK is highlighting some of the most recent changes the site has made this year, and offering some suggestions on how Facebook can continue to enhance privacy as time rolls on. Here is a look at how Facebook's security features have grown during the past few months, and some advice on controlling your data and what information may best be left offline.