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Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg has tried to help justify his site’s inexplicable decision to loosen privacy settings, claiming that while it was different in his day and age, kids today just love to splash their personal details all over the web for people to spy on. Oh yes.

No doubt you people out there had to fiddle around with your account when Facebook lovingly asked you to put it all out there for the world to see in a desperate attempt to keep up with the Joneses (AKA Twitter), which is able to provide fast real-time search information that Facebook isn’t capable of. In the process loopholes allowing people to spy on your data have been opened, disgruntling users so much that over 500 groups debating the changes on the site have been started.

‘When I got started in my dorm room at Harvard, the question a lot of people asked was ‘why would I want to put any information on the Internet at all?’,’ Zuckerberg claimed in a video interview you can see here, which runs counter to his previous claim two years ago that privacy control was the vector around which Facebook operates. ‘And then in the last 5 or 6 years, blogging has taken off in a huge way and all these different services that have people sharing all this information. People have gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds but more openly and with more people.’

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