When Facebook fails, everybody hears about it -- we like to call it 'social sharing.' Here are some of its biggest failures
Facebook's ever-shrinking privacy protections
Facebook's habit of gradually wearing user privacy to a nub is well documented. But it all came to a head in December 2009 when it unveiled new "simplified" privacy controls that had the net effect of adding even more personal data to the list of things users could not control. It made the sharing of certain information -- such as user names, photos, location, and networks -- mandatory and "recommended" the sharing of much more.
Bottom line: The data you had marked as private when you signed up? It's not private any more. Don't like it? You could always move to MySpace. Or, now, Google+.