Facebook IPO demonstrates our willingness to give up privacy

845 million people willingly display personal photos, events and feelings making Facebook worth $100 billion

Mark Zuckerberg worth billions with our private information (illustration Business Insider)

The announced IPO of social media darling Facebook is putting out to pasture the old concept of privacy.

More people share more information on Facebook than the NSA and CIA have ever been able to collect in the years of their existence.

We do it willingly and regularly. Party pictures, new babies, wedding shots, that vacation in the Dominican Republic are all broadcast to strangers on Facebook.  Continue reading

Facebook and your privacy

In its IPO filing, Facebook said that potential privacy legislation, evolving attitudes around user privacy and cyber attacks, among others, contribute to “risk factors” for its business, The Wall Street Journal reports. Continue reading