Evolution of Facebook privacy policies

Posted to Infographics  |  Nathan Yau

There’s been a lot of hullabaloo about Facebook’s newly installed privacy policies. It started out very closed, to just university students, and has expanded its reach, especially over the past year, to the more public Web. Matt McKeon, of the Visual Communication Lab, explores Facebook’s privacy policies, from 2005 to present.

Rings represent the audience, starting with you in the middle all the way out to the entire Internet. Slices represent bits and interactions you have on Facebook. Click on the image to see how the policies changed over the years for each bit.

Finally, you can also download the code (in the implementation section), which was written in Processing.js. I think I’m noticing a trend. Check it out here.

[via Ben Fry]

8 Comments

Favorites

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2016

Here are my favorites for the year.

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …

How to Spot Visualization Lies

Many charts don’t tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.

Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically

There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.