However, according to wall street journal, report shows that this statement is not true and so-called Facebook privacy is allowing the advertisers to see detailed information about the users. They are allowed to see over 900M users of Facebook and are allowed to pick their desired users to whom they send their advertisements. They can check the details about the email addresses and phone numbers of the users as well, which of course is a serious breach of privacy matters.
All this is intended to boost the profits made by Facebook. Moreover, it is not the first time when someone has pointed fingers on Facebook privacy and how it takes personal security as a priority. In reality, personal information or privacy is not safe on this or any medium of social networking.
Apparently, Facebook provides its users with privacy settings that empower them to choose and customize their own settings, yet there are numerous flaws in this system. As on internet, there is nothing safe, so how Facebook can give a guarantee that personal privacy will be safe?
Recently, Facebook is facing serious issues due to its shares deterioration in the stock market. Facebook lost its major portion of share values going down by more than half, which certainly is not good news for stakeholders.
This is one of the major reasons that questions are being asked about Facebook privacy matters because it has been noted that Facebook is compromising on some of its terms of service in a struggle to improve £1.1bn revenues, which it makes from advertisements. Whatever may be the case, it is a serious allegation on this social media site and for which the authorities have to take a clear stance.