Privacy expert orders Facebook to make Social Graph easier to opt-out

Social Network giant Facebook has been urged to make it easier for it’s users to opt-out of having their data used to generate results for the new Graph Search service. The firm made the service live to the public earlier this week, the service aims to make it easier for users to look through their friends’ interests, checked-in places and photos.

During the launch event, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said “the firm had gone to great lengths to ensure its new offering is “privacy aware” through the rollout of new data protection tools”. The new data protection tools include the introduction of Privacy Shortcuts, which allows users to see who can view their content and contact them, and a new mass un-tag tool.

This allows users to remove themselves from multiple pictures or posts they would rather not be tagged in. Furthermore, Facebook chief Zuckerberg said as Graph Search is rolled out across the user base, Facebook members will receive a prompt on the homepage telling them to review the data they have on show.

LinkedIn Hits 200 Million Members

LinkedIn has hit a major milestone this week when there 200 millionth member signed up. LinkedIn have said that it now serves over 200 countries, covers 19 languages and celebrated yesterday by talking up some of its member stories.

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LinkedIn has had a positive two years, in which it went public and saw its stock trade at £53.19 per share on the launch day. However it had a rough time last year when 6.5 million users had their passwords stolen, although the damage to the stolen accounts was minimal.

LinkedIn has members signed up all over the world; the country with the highest amount of members signed up is USA with 74 million members where the UK has 11 million users. LinkedIn get 2 members signing up to the social network site per second this equals that there are 172,800 new members a day.

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