Complicated Privacy Policy Bites Former Facebook Marketing Director Zuckerberg

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In an exchange captured by Buzzfeed, Mark Zuckerberg’s sister and former marketing director Randi Zuckerberg posted a candid family photo on Facebook about “the family’s reaction to the site’s new ‘Poke’ app.”

Vox Media’s Callie Schweitzer saw the photo in her Facebook newsfeed and tweeted it. Zuckerberg objected.

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Adventures In Facebook: Privacy Warning, Another UI Change Coming

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Earlier this month, after reading Renay San Miguel’s article on Facebook application access to private information, I posted:

I’ve removed 80 percent of my FB applications and double-checked/changed permissions on the remaining few. Most of the [remaining] apps are there for my convenience: they allow me to post to FB from “outside” but none can access my data unless I’m using the application.

My announcement came in the wake of Facebook’s apparent effort to push members to share their postings by setting “everyone” as the default audience for four categories of information:

  • about me;
  • family and relationships;
  • work and education; and
  • posts (status updates, links, photos, videos and notes).

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