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by Bob Ruffolo Bob Ruffolo on May 27, 2010

Facebook privacy issues in the news

May 27, 2010

If you’re a Facebook member, privacy issues may alarm you with many members complaining that information they seek to share with friends is disseminated across the web by third party servers or other applications.

The dispute over Facebook privacy issues has reached Washington, with Facebook scheduled to meet with legislators today to review privacy matters. Yesterday, Facebook announced it will begin to roll out new privacy controls, without explaining exactly what they are.

Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg has stated, “There needs to be a simpler way to control your information. We will add privacy controls that are much simpler to use. We will also give you a way to turn off all third party services.”

The goal will be to protect users privacy while maintaining advertising operations. Facebook makes money by selling advertsing space on users’ pages that can be tailored to their interests. The question is how much personal information is shared with advertisers and whether members will accept receiving targeted advertising that threatens their privacy.

Facebook privacy news is breaking today, so continue to follow the news about this changing situation.

Bob Ruffolo

Bob Ruffolo

Bob is an inbound marketing professional with over 10 years of experience in online marketing and strategy development. Bob has always been on the cutting edge regarding all aspects of online marketing, including: campaign development, web design, search engine optimization, social media marketing, blogging, marketing analysis, CRM management, closed loop reporting. Since founding IMPACT in 2009, Bob oversaw the company through an accelerated growth period and developed a reputation as one of the top start-up marketing agencies. Under his leadership, IMPACT has grown to 18 employees, became a HubSpot Gold Certified Partner, and been awarded Inbound Marketing Agency Rookie of the Year. One of Bob's passions is speaking about anything marketing, especially to business owners, marketing professionals, and students focusing in business and marketing.

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