Will You Show Entire Life on Facebook?
Much of Facebook users seem concerned about the impending change of format of the Facebook social network, known as "time line" according to a survey by security firm Sophos.
This new configuration will show everything that a person has done in the social network since becoming a member, through a menu that is displayed chronologically.
In addition, automatic applications disclose, for example, what was the last song you heard on Spotify or articles they read without even press "Like" or "Share".
But according to Sophos, the most serious is that the new system could potentially facilitate the work of thieves or stalkers.
You toda vida Facebook
"It's the story of your life and a whole new way to express yourself," he said during the launch of the new format Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who said he was convinced that people want to share their entire lives with others.
But this contradicts the results of Sophos survey conducted among a total of 4,100 users around the world.
As explained, 51% said it is "concerned about the Facebook timeline" and 32.36% said "do not know why I'm still on Facebook," compared to 8.39% that said "end up getting used" and 7.96% who said they liked.
A week to redeem
Although so far the adoption of the new format is optional, Facebook spokesman announced that the end of January "everyone has the time line."
Once incorporated into the new format the user have one week to review what's inside and make your changes.
But this change, advanced Graham Cluley, Sophos chief technology could be quite an eye-opening experience for those who have not realized how much personal information we hang on the social network.
"The timeline will be a wake up call to some about how little information they have shared in the past. In my case, was the catalyst to examine my relationship with Facebook, so I closed my account," he said in a statement.
Privacy and Security
Earlier this year, the Multiple News Cluley invited to talk about his resignation in Facebookclick guest blog.
"I've been thinking of giving up Facebook for a while," he confessed, "but as someone who talks about the importance of privacy and Internet security, it is incongruous to use a service I feel I can not drive properly."
In his text, which he said is "strictly personal" and has nothing to do with the positions of Sophos, Cluley criticized Facebook tends to "erode the privacy of its members without prompting."
However, he admitted "out of Facebook is not for everyone. Some have an embarrassing addiction to the site, want to leave but feel they can not because many of his friends are there and think they lose something."
"But if someone wants to do," he recalled, "better to delete the account to turn it off" because Facebook said "desperately wants to hold your data, enabling them to design your advertising, so when you want to go try that disable rather to erase it. "
Disable an account, he said, lets simply "frozen", invisible to the outside world, but the information is there.
Time to clean up Facebook?
According to the report by Sophos, as Facebook approaches 1,000 million users, it also increases its attractiveness for cybercriminals, who are bombing the social network with malware (malawares), false applications or tricks to steal identities.
But beyond these threats is that of the criminals who may use this information to carry out attacks in the real world, like thieves, kidnappers or stalkers.
"It's an opportunity to assess what is shared," concluded Cluley, "it is time to clean your Facebook account and friends list, and make sure that only sharing what you share and with whom you share it."
"At the end of the day, a page with details of your life, likes and loves, is gold for the cheaters."
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