Tech betrayal No. 8: Facebook's incredible shrinking privacy
At one time, Facebook was the most private social network in the world. If you didn't have an email address ending in .edu, not only could you not join in on the fun, you couldn't see anyone else's fun either. Things have changed a bit since 2005, as Matt McKeon's interactive graphic shows. Facebook's information grab reached its apex in April 2010 when it introduced the Like button for third-party websites, capturing the stuff you do outside of Facebook as well as within. But as Facebook's privacy protections shrank, its privacy data-use policy swelled to an astounding 9,349 words. Our three-word summary: Facebook privacy? Fuhgeddaboudit.