Facebook Ethics Paper

1600 WordsJun 25, 20117 Pages
Facebook is a well know social networking site that has taken all over the world with over 500 million people using the site. Social networking sites such as Facebook share information about the user over the Internet, where it can be freely accessed by anyone. This is where issues of privacy to the individual arise. As of July 2010 Facebook has more than 500 million active users, Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. As of December last year, Facebook called its 500 million users to review their privacy settings at the launch of its new user control tools which allow the user to control their information easily depending on…show more content…
This will ensure that people you do not know or who are not your Facebook friends from being able to stalk you. Second, before beginning use on Facebook users should use the Facebook Privacy Page and take the necessary precautions to reduce or possibly eliminate the possibility of being Facebook stalked. The Facebook privacy pageinstitutes many helpful hints on how to control your page from people viewing your status and looking at your pictures. The most important bit about this webpage is the tutorial videos that give Facebook users insight on how they can protect their Facebook page. Along with these two helpful hints the simplest way to stop Facebook stalking is just by adding people you know instead of everybody. Although the privacy page limits the availability of information about themselves, a simple search allows users to access information about a victim without an approved access to the victims profile page. Social networking sites like Facebook do not check into whether a person is in fact a real person, so it it is simple to make a fake profile to stalk someone else's. Facebook is a well know social networking site that has taken all over the world with over 500 million people using the site. Social networking sites such as Facebook share information about the user over the Internet, where it can be freely accessed by anyone. This is where issues of privacy to the individual arise. As
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