The Great Facebook Privacy Disconnect

Facebook has a bad privacy track record and people care--just not that much. After Facebook made its most recent changes, announcing a timeline and frictionless sharing, which makes everything you do a lot more public, USA Today and Gallup polled Facebook users to see how they felt about privacy. "I really don't care if people know about the stuff I like," Danny Jackson, a chronic Facebook user told USA Today's Byron Acohido. There's some sort of disconnect: happening: Facebook raises privacy concerns, but it doesn't actually bother people enough.

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