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Facebook Privacy Issues, Some People Are Simply Leaving Facebook

Facebook Privacy Issues, Some People Are Simply Leaving Facebook

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Are you sick and tired of trying to keep up the Facebook privacy changes that keep updating? From simply understanding what they all mean, to knowing exactly what box to check, the Facebook privacy issues are going from bad to worse – and some are choosing to simply leave Facebook altogether.

(Tom Spring, PC World) New Yorker Barry Hoggard draws a line in the sand when it comes to online privacy. In May he said farewell to 1251 Facebook friends by deleting his account of four years to protest what he calls the social network’s eroding privacy policies.

“I’m sick of keeping track of my Facebook privacy settings and what boxes I have to check to protect myself,” says Hoggard, a computer programmer. “I don’t have a lot of illusions about online privacy, but Facebook has gone too far,” he says of Facebook’s recent privacy policy changes.

From Facebook to advertisers who may be putting your online identity up for sale to the highest bidder, and to strangers who could track you across town, new ways of using technology and the Internet are making privacy issues a flash point for controversy.

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