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60 percent of Americans don't trust Facebook to keep their data private

By Shawn Knight ยท 17 replies
May 16, 2012
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  1. A recent poll conducted by the Associated Press-CNBC shows that Facebook has a long way to go in earning the trust of their users. Nearly 60 percent of people questioned...

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  2. Then don't keep your data on Facebook or just don't use it.
  3. The title is mega miss leading its not 60 percent of americans its 60 percent of the
    1,004 people surveyed by telephone. If that is how you claim its what 60 percent of americans say then you can say that about racism if you do a survey about how many americans are racist you could get 60 percent of the 1,004 people being racist then you would say its 60 percent of americans are racist, which I bet infact is not true!

    a title can be very miss leading if not written right.
  4. It is 60 percent of americans - you don't seem to understand how polls work.

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 155   +12

    People seem to feel compelled to put there personal details up for sale.
  6. I wonder how many of that 60 percent still use it despite not trusting it? How many will actually have principle to abandon their imaginary "friends" and end the attention*****fest once and for all...?

    The biggest issue with sites like faecebook is not the constant spector of your "private" data being leaked/hacked due to poor security practices, software bugs, etc, but the fact that this company is "farming" you for your data - which you are only too happy to give - and which it sells on to third parties.
  7. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    People actually trust Facebook? Well ****.

    Deactivated my account months ago. Felt a little safer since.
  8. I have never made an account on a social network site, I would sooner be better off giving a copy of my diary or phonebook out ot random people on the street essentially it is the same thing..
  9. I have never trusted Facebook which is why I have never created a Facebook account. How come they never poll me?
  10. edvim

    edvim TS Rookie

    After all the well documented instances on a consistent history of deception, to me it's worrisome that there's a 40% who DO trust Facebook about privacy issues.
  11. Based on the title of the article then 40% of Americans are morons.
  12. After the 3rd privacy fiasco, I deleted my account. Problem solved.
  13. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,273   +1,479

    Uncle Sam can see any information he wants, whenever he wants.
  14. You did - you made an account.
    Too late - they have your data... good luck.
    No, problem not solved... I'm surprised it took you no less than three "privacy fiascos" though...?
  15. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    ^ So jelly lol
  16. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 8,278   +1,278

    I find it ironic how people don't trust it but still keep an account. Personally I don't mind a little exposure, I keep my settings on private levels, use and enjoy the service to keep up with friends but there's nothing there that I want to be kept a real secret.
  17. ezrider714

    ezrider714 TS Rookie

    Statistics lie..This is a fine example.
    I wouldn't doubt that 60% of Americans don't even use Facebook
    As someone else stated it's 60% of 1,000 some callers, that doesn't translate to all American's, unless you use fuzzy math that pollsters are so fond of.
    If you don't trust it , don't put anything important on it
  18. Yeah statistics lie, there were WMD's in Iraq, God created Earth 5000 years ago and the US govt is working for the benefit of its people.

    Stupid americans o.O

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