Facebook's Privacy Policy Is Perfect

Facebook's revised privacy policy shouldn't be generating so much controversy, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.

What's the issue this time? Search. You can no longer keep your name and profile hidden from those who may be searching for you on the site. The more shy (and paranoid) among us will no doubt unplug. History still says the total impact will be small, and that Facebook will soon be back to growing its user base.

It's also important to remember what isn't changing, Tim says. Facebook users still get to control who, precisely, sees new posts. The interface may not be as intuitive as Google+, but the same fine-grained elements are there.


Now it's your turn to weigh in. Are you bothered by Facebook's latest privacy changes? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take and then leave a comment to let us know where you stand.

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The article Facebook's Privacy Policy Is Perfect originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Tim Beyers is a member of the Motley Fool Rule Breakers stock-picking team and the Motley Fool Supernova Odyssey I mission. He owned shares of Google at the time of publication. Check out Tim's Web home and portfolio holdings, or connect with him on Google+Tumblr, or Twitter, where he goes by @milehighfool. You can also get his insights delivered directly to your RSS reader.The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Facebook and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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