Takeouts: Congress Poised to Face-off Against Facebook, NHL Playoffs

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

  • WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: ¬†Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich¬†tells us why Washington lawmakers are ready to face-off against social networking giant Facebook and its Internet ambitions.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Takeaway sports contributor, highlights the NHL playoffs as he recaps the game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Phoenix Coyotes, and previews game seven between the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals.


Ibrahim Abdul-Matin and Todd Zwillich

Comments [3]

Lisa from Detroit, MI

I have been upset with the privacy settings the first moment they changed them. Prior to the big change, my settings were perfect. I loved the ability to be a member on facebook without anyone who I do not allow,able to search me or find me. The privacy settings opened me up and even after I changed them, it is still not what it once was. In this day when we should protect our reputation on the internet, FB opened up users to more harm with the new changes. I have an account now mainly to keep tabs of certain friends and family. However, I do not post anymore and only send messages. It's a shame what FB has gotten away with.

Apr. 28 2010 09:48 AM
Brad from Oak Park, MI

I think that Facebooks's changes to their privacy policy should always be an 'opt-in' situation. That said, though, when do people become responsible for their own privacy management. Seems like they forget that 'once on the Internet, always on the Internet'.

Apr. 28 2010 09:20 AM

The more and more I hear about Facebook and its privacy problems, the more I think it's getting to be time to drop them like a bad habit. I figure it's only a matter of time before they screw up in a big way. My Facebook is for family and (real-life) friends only. It is locked down as much as possible since it contains my name, address, pictures of me, details about my life, etc. Anyone who doesn't know me doesn't need that information. I'm already miffed that the stupid Facebook games seem to "need" access to all of my personal information to play...that's fine; I just don't play. But my friends give them that access every time THEY play those games, and I have no right to say no. And there is no reason that information is necessary for ANYBODY.
So I guess in answer to today's question: anything I don't choose to share is off-limits. I wouldn't appreciate it if a friend told the whole world a secret meant only for them, and I don't appreciate it when Facebook does it either.

Apr. 28 2010 08:45 AM

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