REPORT: Let Facebook Users Rate Each Privacy Setting

Columbia University suggests Facebook should allow users to prioritize how important different privacy settings are.

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Facebook users’ continued resistance to the site’s very robust privacy customization options shows up in countless surveys about privacy concerns on the social network, often without guidance on how to better educate people about their options.

Columbia University, however, does offer some suggestions to Facebook as part of the conclusions to a privacy study. Perhaps these recommendations would hold more meaning if this prestigious institution surveyed more than just 65 people before concluding that Facebook’s privacy settings are inherently flawed.

We continue to argue that the solution to this lies in the overwhelming need to educate users and also motivate them to use the settings.




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