Facebook Downplays Today's Privacy Meeting

One day after we learned about an all hands privacy meeting at Facebook, the company has confirmed the meeting but is clarifying what’s being discussed. The company has told us, “We have an open culture and it should come as no surprise that we’re providing a forum for employees to ask questions on a topic that has received a lot of outside interest.” In other words, it’s a Q&A session with the company’s 1,000+ employees.

While many were hoping Facebook to make a significant change in their privacy stance, it sounds as though the company may instead stay the course. For many users (and people in the press), this could be a huge disappointment. While we are still hopeful that Facebook will decide to make a change to their “Instant Personalization” service, it sounds as though we shouldn’t expect any imminent changes any longer.

Facebook is under an immense amount of scrutiny for their most recent privacy changes and day after day there is more being written on the absurdity of many of the company’s privacy policies. Unfortunately no change will be made for now though and instead the company is going to host a forum to inform the company employees about their rationale behind the latest decisions.

Just when you thought there was hope for change, Facebook sounds as though they’ll be staying the course. What would you like to see Facebook change?

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