Who Is Peeping at You?

In recent years, you must have heard this name---Facebook. You can not imagine how popular and what a hit Facebook it is. Millions of people are using Facebook every day, every minute, every second. However, Facebook was created by Mark Zuckerberg who was a sophomore at Harvard University and only has been developed for about six years. Initially, Mark Zuckerberg’s purpose was to give birth to Facebook and to help the students know each other better. At first, it was only used in Harvard University, but a few months later, it was opened to other colleges. By the end of 2009, Facebook had been widespread all over the world and more than 500 million people from more than 180 countries have signed in on Facebook. Facing the boom of Facebook, people start concerning about the safety of their private information like the issue of sharing data in banking industry eight to 10 years ago. We can find our answers in addressing the following questions:
      1. Are there any criminals on Facebook?
      2. What are user’s opinions to their private information on Facebook?
      3. How does Facebook protect our privacy?
      4. What is reaction of Government to the Facebook privacy issue?
This research paper will focus on these four questions.

Are there any criminals on Facebook?
A tremendous amount of people are sharing their content on Facebook. Let me show you some statistics from the Facebook website.
      “There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages) ;Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events; Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month;More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) are shared each month.”
However, they are not only sharing their content, but also sharing their private information (name, age, relationship, address, hobby) on Facebook. When you sign in a Facebook account, you will be asked...