In the wake of a recent flap over Facebook’s changed privacy settings, the popular social networking site’s chief executive takes a moment to describe the thought process that goes into its stance on privacy. eSecurity Planet has the story.
Ask Mark Zuckerberg what privacy means to him, and the Facebook co-founder and CEO will tell you it’s a fluid concept.
Over the weekend, Zuckerberg sat for a brief on-stage interview at the Crunchies, the annual awards ceremony hosted by the blog enterprise TechCrunch.
Asked by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington about his thoughts on privacy, a persistent issue that has dogged Facebook throughout the young company’s history, Zuckerberg explained that to his mind, the development of the Web has fundamentally reshaped people’s expectation about what information should be private, and the extent to which they are willing to live their lives in a public forum.
“When we got started just in my dorm room in Harvard, the question that a lot of people asked was, ‘Why would I want to put any information on the Internet at all?'” he said.