Cory Doctorow at 10:12 PM May 4, 2010
Wondering exactly why people are so pissed about Facebook’s latest display of contempt for user privacy? The Electronic Frontier Frontier Foundation’s Kurt Opsahl has a good, short article explaining just what’s going on with the new “Connections” anti-feature:
1. Facebook will not let you share any of this information without using Connections. You cannot opt-out of Connections. If you refuse to play ball, Facebook will remove all unlinked information from your profile.
2. Facebook will not respect your old privacy settings in this transition. For example, if you had previously sought to share your Interests with “Only Friends,” Facebook will now ignore this and share your Connections with “Everyone.”….(continue reading here)