The good and bad of Facebook’s latest security features

29 01 2011

To coincide with Data Privacy Day, an international effort by governments, businesses and advocacy groups to raise awareness about the importance of staying in control of personal information, Facebook announced its latest developments to protect users’ online security.

Just one day after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page was hacked, the social network has followed Google’s lead to implement HTTPS protocol, also known as SSL encryption, the most common form of web security. Until now Facebook has only used HTTPS on its login page, where users’ type in their passwords, but the roll out over the next few weeks means that users’ activity will also be encrypted.This post has moved.

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