Facebook’s Internal Privacy Meeting Today Will Be “a Forum for Employees to Ask Questions”

From privacy settings changes to new product launches, Facebook’s recent moves have brought on intense criticism from some users, press, privacy groups and politicians.

The company’s own employees have not been quiet, either, from what we’ve heard. So it has decided to host a meeting for them at its Palo Alto headquarters today at 4pm.

Facebook’s statement on the matter: “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.”

Don’t expect any announcement about privacy changes to come out of the meeting, in other words. The event is not open to the public (an irony that many have been quick to point out) so we’ll be covering it if and when we obtain more information

If you want to take a detailed look at each specific issue, from the profile information transition tool that directed users to make their interests public, to the new social plugins, to the Instant Personalization service, to related security issues and much more, be sure to check out our analysis from earlier this week.

[Facebook headquarters image via Fast Company.]

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