Facebook happens to be one of the most popular and leading social networking portal around the glove with more than 800 million active members and it also has considerable IPO offering in the next few days, but a recent poll conducted states that Facebook users are not much comfortable with the privacy policies of the networking giant.
Approximately 59% of the users stated that they have very low trust on the fact that Facebook actually keeps their provided information confidential. it further adds that most of the users are not sure and do not feel secure to purchase any sort or good or services via the leading social networking portal. Users concerns related to the privacy policies of Facebook is not something surprising as the social network already has a shady past when it comes to the privacy matters.
Users normally have concerns related to the privacy settings involving the latest products like places, Instant personalization feature, Sharing, Beacon are some of the features that always come up as the headlines. And these never-ending modifications related to Facebook’s privacy policies and terms enable users to consider these points twice or even more when it comes to trusting the social networking giant.
Regardless of these privacy issues, nonetheless, the Facebook’s number of users continues to grow at a rapid pace and people still like to share their personal as well as confidential information with Facebook and then they state that they do not trust the company.
Back in year 2010, Facebook claimed to have approx 500 million active users and in around less than 2 years time, it claims to have just about doubled its user base. And in spite of the privacy woes related to Facebook, it still happens to be one of the leading and well-known portals when it comes to photo sharing with an average of around 300 million photos and images uploaded on a daily basis for the 3 months tenure that ended on March 31st.