Facebook wants you to know it really does care about your privacy.
So much so that on Monday the company released its list of seven "privacy principles" that are meant to govern how the company deals with its 2 billion users' personal data.
These seven sentences are part of a wider PR offensive the company is pushing ahead of tougher European data protection laws that are set to go into effect this spring.
"These principles guide our work at Facebook," Erin Egan, the company's chief privacy officer, wrote. But read carefully and these supposed guiding principles do little convey anything about how the company actually makes product decisions. And they certainly don't address some of the substantive privacy issues the social network faces. Read more...