The FTC released a report of their investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices. The FTC found that Facebook misrepresented and misled the public.
According to the FTC, remember when Facebook said they wouldn’t share your information with advertisers without your permission? Well, they lied. And, remember when they claimed your privacy settings would allow you to keep your information private? Well, they lied. Oh, and remember when they said they would delete your pics and videos when you deleted your account? Well, they lied. [SMH… ]
Well, at least Facebook apologized. They are really sorry. In his blog post, without admitting to any wrongdoing, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated, “I’m the first to admit that we’ve made a bunch of mistakes.” Zuckerberg goes on to promise to do better and states that he is “committed to making Facebook the leader in transparency and control around privacy.”
Well, I guess as long as he promises to do better, you and I should be fine.
Lucky for us, the FTC is just a bit skeptical of Facebook’s promises and will audit the company’s privacy practices for the next 20 years.