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Facebook conference opens with controversy

Apr 22, 2010, 19:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Benny Evangelista)

"This week, Facebook again tweaked its platform to encourage its more than 400 million members to share even more of what they "like" about the world.

"Today's Facebook developer's conference in San Francisco could bring news of plans to spread that sharing to more corners of the Web, even as privacy experts recoil from the social media giant's latest changes.

""I see it as a loss of control over information you used to have control over," said Kurt Opsahl, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "I don't see how it's meant to benefit Facebook users. I can see what it will get you is data mining and targeted advertising.""

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