Facebook Fires Back at ACLU’s Criticism of ‘Places’

Facebook announced that he failed to build safety guards in new location based services on the site. Recently facebook has launched a new location based services and places on the website like Foursquare. This is quite an interesting to connect a number of users in your place. But company did not become successful in embedding security features in the new application.

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) criticized the security features of the new location based services. Facebook said that ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has misunderstood the concept. According to ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) the services allows the users to check into a location without permission of other user. It will allow a simple alert option of yes or not now. These options do not ensure the security of the service. The application should ask the users whether they allow their friends to check in their location or not. If service is not allowing this feature then it is quite useless.

ACLU Facebook Fires Back at ACLUs Criticism of Places

But Facebook said that concept is misunderstood by ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). No one can check in the location of other users without their permission. They should first agree with the service only then their friends can check in their location. And one more thing only your confirmed friends can check in the location not everyone.

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is also criticizing here now feature. According to this feature you can track number of friends in a particular area. But Facebook said user has full control over the application. He can make changes in the setting and he can enable or disable the option. If user has full control over the application then how application can be dangerous for other users. It is fully secures and protected. After some time some more will also be added to the application to make it more protective for the users.

You can also make visualize yourself for a particular group only. But the condition is you should know how to use settings properly. The criticism by ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is that it opened the data and application to other connected sites. Because of this other application access the information of the users. But it is not true facebook is safe and it does not disclose data to other sites. The overall conclusion says facebook applications and services are safe. The concept is just misunderstood by ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).

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