Open Facebook is good PR, but will users benefit

Facebook announced plans for a Statement of Rights and Responsibilities that users will be able to discuss and vote on in the interest of their own privacy. As a result Facebook will become more “open and transparent”, the company claims.

The move has clearly been prompted by the strong criticism of recent changes to the social networking site’s terms and conditions, which appeared to give the site the power to hold onto and sell personal information even from closed accounts.

Read the full New Scientist article (March 2009) referring to Simon Halberstam discussing Facebook – “Open Facebook is good PR but will users benefit”.