Facebook users have become wary of the privacy settings on the social networking site, and now lawmakers may also be taking a closer look at the company and whether the public has enough protections on the website. Takeaway digital editor, Jim Colgan, explains how users' privacy has become less of a priority on the site since its inception, and what lawmakers can do.
Abby writes on Facebook:
"The main problem is that Facebook never seems to explain their policies clearly and directly to their users. I usually have to turn to other sources (such as the New York Times) to learn about managing my account to maintain the level of privacy that I want. So far I haven't been moved to cancel my account, but I always feel I have to stay two steps ahead of the service. It's definitely a pain."
"I wonder if these security issues will the undoing of Facebook? I do think the concept of social networking sites is good, but they will evolve and get better and will ultimately look and work differently than they do today."