The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook

Recently, Facebook has gotten on the bad side of most people, from politicians to security experts to casual folks, everyone is starting to realize just how little Zuckman and his Facebook care about their users’ privacy.

At first, it was concerns about the latest “Like” feature that was popping up on 3rd party websites, then there was the leaked chat log in which Mark, the founder of Facebook, called his user’s “Dumb fucks” for trusting him with their information and he offered to share it.

Some have dismissed the chat as being too old to be relevant but the next story that broke proved it to be a very relevant issue. News broke that Facebook and other social networks have been sending private user information such as the usernames and ID’s allowing advertisers to track down specific profiles and gather more information about who clicked their ads. The Facebook PR machine just couldn’t catch a break lately and has been hammered hard on the issue to the extent that even a mere promise of being a Facebook Alternative made funding rain down on the start-up open source social media network Diaspora, allowing them to achieve their funding target in a phenomenally short period of time.

All these changes, the sadistic labyrinth that is the Facebook privacy settings, and the huge number of people that are vowing to leave the service, make a person think if Facebook reached its tipping point on privacy? How has privacy changed across the history of Facebook?

Therefore, I found this illustration wonderful to answer these questions and illuminate the evolution of privacy on Facebook.

1,2,3… FIGHT! The Winklevoss Brothers Vs. Zuckerberg, Again?

The two Americans who were awarded millions of dollars after claiming they had come up with the idea for Facebook say their legal battle isn’t over“.

Zuckerberg thought that his nightmare was over, after having paid around $65 million for case settlement back in mid 2008, when the Winklevoss brothers came back for more! They are now vowing to continue with their steps for legal action in efforts to reclaim “what was rightfully theirs” in the first place: “It’s our duty to stand for principles. We’re willing to wait around and make sure that’s what right has been made right,” said Tyler Winklevoss.

The Winklevoss borthers gearing Up for the fight!

The Winklevoss brothers gearing up for the fight!

If you haven’t heard about this story before, here’s what happened in a nutshell: In 2008, the two brothers, ConnectU founders, alleged that Harvard classmate Mark Zuckerberg strung them along and stole their idea of creating Facebook and ended up settling. The settlement of the battle between Facebook and ConnectU involved the award of Facebook shares to the Winklevoss twins. They later on appealed over the terms of the settlement but the judge denied their request.

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