With new modifications implemented on facebook, and without proper changes to some privacy settings, your friends can see your current activities such as what game your playing, websites or articles that you are currently visiting, and even what music or song that you are listening to without your consent to share this information. With all of these new ‘real time’ apps on facebook, it brings up the common question “where is the line drawn that the information being broadcasted is getting too personal”.
Another new feature that will be added onto facebook is a timeline feature. It has already been documented that this timeline could pose to be a “gold mine” for harvesting information about people. The information would be displayed in chronological order, and could potentially increase the risk of the user being “cyber-stalked”. The information provided in the timeline could also help a criminal steal your passwords, since most users generally use personal information as their credentials.
Overall, I think that the new modifications on facebook will take some ‘getting used to’. It is becoming more of a controversy whether the information outputted on the website, knowing or unknowing to the user is being displayed is a privacy concern.