Facebook Relaxes Teen Privacy Rules

They really must have the opposite motto of Google’s “Don’t Be Evil.” On Wednesday, social networking giant Facebook announced new privacy rules for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 which will now allow them to post anything from locations to videos that can be seen by anyone. The move is widely seen as an attempt to cash in on a lucrative demographic that advertisers desperately want to tap. While Facebook defended itself by pointing out that other popular platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Kik allow teens to make their lives public; critics responded that Facebook is the only one that compels people to post under their real identity. This could end badly.