Facebook, Google accused of tricking users on privacy settings, making privacy difficult

According to the BBC, the Norwegian Consumer Council use several tricks to push users away from selecting privacy enhancing options, and instead, trick users or force users into sharing more information than they may want.

The social media companies make selecting appropriate privacy options difficult, provide options that give only an “illusion” of privacy, make selecting enhanced privacy a more difficult process than selecting little privacy, and leave out information so that users are unable to make informed decisions – and more.

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