Employee: Zuckerberg 'Doesn't Believe' in Privacy

Which helps explain the new settings
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2010 12:33 PM CDT
Employee: Zuckerberg 'Doesn't Believe' in Privacy
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers a keynote address at a conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 21, 2010.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Two dispatches today from the Facebook privacy wars: In an off-the-record conservation with a New York Times reporter, a Facebook employee laughed when asked how Mark Zuckerberg feels about privacy: "He doesn't believe in it." The reporter tweeted about the exchange, and Bianca Bosker of the Huffington Post notes that it jibes with Zuckerberg's theory that the idea of privacy is evolving and people don't get too worked up about it anymore.

Over at TechCrunch, Sarah Perez complains about the "high-pressure tactics" Facebook is using to get people to link their user accounts to its public pages. "Even for those who actually do consider the implications of everything about themselves being made public, they'll soon encounter another issue. Something that (Facebook) didn't explain in the cheery blog post was what would happen if you refused to link to these new Pages: your profile information will be removed and your profile page will be left empty." (More Mark Zuckerberg stories.)

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