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Facebook hired a public-relations firm to plant anti-Google stories in the media relating to user privacy policies. It, however, backfired when a blogger approached by the PR firm published the emails that were sent to him, exposing the operation.
Some say that it was "perfectly reasonable" for Facebook to make such claims, while others are questioning why Google was the target in the first place. The PR firm even offered to 'help' the blogger write the story; for which many journalists will be aware of exists in regular occurance.
It didn't detract away from Facebook's privacy policies, however, with many arguing 'pot calling the kettle black'.
With over 600 million users on the site, it is difficult to find anyone under the age of 30 -- or even 50 -- who isn't on the social networking site. But when outages and upgrades kick off, so do the users of the site; many of which were frustrated and angered by the sudden change without warning to many of the layouts and user interface.
There have been so far 5 major redesigns, all of which have caused much controversy amongst the users of the site -- but over time many have simply learned to live with it.
But though there have not been many major outages of the site, there have been a few -- such as the forced-downtime when internal prototypes were leaked by accident.
Facebook allows "useful social experiences" outside Facebook by giving certain information to third-party services and websites. It could allow better targeted advertisements and hand over your data to others outside Facebook without your prior consent as it is turned on by default for all users.
There is, however, a way to disable it. Even as of today, many still cannot. It does make other websites more presentable and personal, but many have already said they do not want this in the first place.