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Description: Ever since Facebook was founded in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg, its chief executive, has pushed its users to share more information about themselves. Time and again, users have pushed back, complaining that some new feature or setting on the site violated their privacy.

Source: NYTimes.com
 
Date: 05/26/2010

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/27/technology/27facebook.html?scp=4&sq=Facebook&st=Search

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the reasons for the change to Facebook’s thinking about privacy issues?
  • Do you think that Facebook would have been “replaced” by a competitor if they had not bowed to public pressure?
  • Would you consider Facebook’s decision driven by ethics or social responsibility?

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