INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook's Changing Privacy Policy

By Tara Struyk
Published: April 23, 2013 | Last updated: February 9, 2021

When it comes to personal data, Facebook is in a bit of a bind. The more information it can provide about its users to advertisers, the more it can monetize its user base and appease its stockholders. But, of course, the more private information it hands over, the more blowback it gets from users. And Facebook's complicated and ever-changing privacy settings don't make things any better, either for users or for the site's reputation. Seriously. Trying to adjust the privacy settings on Facebook is about as easy as trying to work the controls in an airplane cockpit. Actually, it's worse, because every time you look away, someone moves a few buttons around.


This infographic from suggests that many Facebook users don't even know those privacy settings exist. Check out some of the risks Facebook is taking with your personal data - and some of the key mistakes they've made so far in handling it.

Facebook Privacy Infographic


Infographic by WebpageFX


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Written by Tara Struyk

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Tara Struyk is a senior editor at and a freelance editor, blogger and writer for hire. She specializes in writing about personal finance, investing, careers and consumer technology. Likes: The Internet, espresso and running. Dislikes: Typos, debt and domestic vehicles.

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