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Hoist pertard? Or a public relations stunt by the founder to show that it's OK to be less private? Or who cares?
Illuminating pictures of Facebook chief exec Mark Zuckerberg have been exposed by Facebook's privacy roll back. Back in October, the world at large could see only one photo of the Facebook co-founder via the social networking site. Facebook's controversial privacy shake up this week means that world+dog can now obtain access …
Seriously: if it's online, it's public, privacy settings or not. Whatever the system, it only takes a friend who has less stringent privacy settings than you have for a photo of you to end up in the public domain. Not even that, even if you don't have any account on any social website, it only takes that same well intentioned friend or family member for pictures of you to end up on the net.
There are two ways to deal with this problem:
1) live in a cave away from everybody else so that no compromising photographs of you ever emerge
2) join social networking sites like Facebook and post enough candid shots of yourself so that the ratio of good and boring shots vs compromising shots is high enough so that you blend in the nameless mass
Now his profile has the update:
" Mark Zuckerberg For those wondering, I set most of my content on my personal Facebook page to be open so people could see it. I set some of my content to be more private, but I didn't see a need to limit visibility of pics with my friends, family or my teddy bear :)"
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