Facebook Social Plugins Enabled by Default Opt Out if you want

Facebook announced a bunch of changes today prompting headlines like this on on TechCrunch I Think Facebook Just Seized Control Of The Internet.  The net of it is with Social Plugins and Open Graph Facebook is looking to expand out beyond Facebook on to other pages all over the Web, and take some of your information with that. I am not running out and cancelling my Facebook account just yet, I do think though that when new features are added that can share your information, they should be disabled by Default and Opt-In.  Twitter got this right when they enabled location aware tweets, but left it disabled by default allowing individuals to enable it if they so chose. When you log in to Facebook you will see this: A picture named M2 If you want to opt out of your “public information” being shared with “trusted third parties” you need to visit your privacy settings and remove the check from the box shown here A picture named M3 Facebook: Social Plugins and instant personalization FAQ Related Stories: RWW: Facebook Data & Privacy: So Much Has Changed in Two Years Mashable: Facebook Open Graph: What it Means for Privacy

3 Responses to Facebook Social Plugins Enabled by Default Opt Out if you want
  1. Chris Reckling
    April 22, 2010 | 1:28 am

    wow – that’s ridiculous! Thanks!

  2. Jamie
    April 22, 2010 | 9:50 pm

    Thanks, Mitch. Here’s some more info about it… { Link }

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