Facebook has just announced that it will give its privacy settings interface a major update as a result of negotiations with the Canadian privacy commissioner. Queen’s University PhD candidate Dan Trottier, who specializes in surveillance and social media, is available to comment on the social networking giant and what this update means for Canadians.
“Through these developments, the public will have a greater awareness of how their personal information is being used,” says Trottier. “If Facebook is making their personal lives more public, it stands to reason that the site should become more transparent. However, the onus is still on the user to protect their reputation as well as the reputation of their friends.”
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