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All Facebook users searchable now privacy function has been deleted

The Wired
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Liat Clark
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Not everyone is convinced though. Facebook has gone to great pains to describe how it will be better for everyone if this function is ousted, and that this announcement is really just for the benefit of "the small percentage of people still using the setting". But Mike Rispoli, spokesperson for Privacy International, suggests it is undermining a large chunk of its userbase with that thinking. "Facebook may try to minimise this change, saying that it will only affect a single-digit of their nearly 1.2 billion users, but that means anywhere from 12 to over a hundred million people now have less control over their own data and privacy."