Facebook has been on the hot seat again lately for violating user privacy. Anytime, new features are implemented, advocates, bloggers and analysts all chime in on how your privacy is affected.
In addition to the normal hoopla surrounding the platform changes at F8, an Australian blogger discovered that Facebook continues tracking users even after they are logged out of Facebook. A lawsuit has been filed in Ireland, and FTC regulators in the U.S. are pushing for a full investigation into the matter.
In light of Facebook’s privacy problems, many people are looking to Google+ as a better alternative. But Google’s track record regarding user privacy really isn’t much better – if at all. So you might be jumping from the frying pan into the oven – so to speak.
The following infographic created by PEER 1 Hosting and shared exclusively with Social Times, compares and contrasts the major privacy settings of both platforms. According to the article, “even if we have our privacy settings in place we may not be as protected as we think we are.” We recommend reading the original article for key points and takeaways you can use to better protect yourself on both platforms.