MASON CITY, Iowa - Following the massive data leak involving Facebook and the testimony by the company's CEO over the past two days, millions of people using Facebook and other social media are feeling not in control of their online data.
NIACC student Conner Gauch will tell you she only uses Facebook to post pictures.
“I don't really care who sees them, it’s not like any personal information about my life, it’s just my friends and somewhere to store something for a while,” Gauch said.
Gauch says she expects a little privacy.
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“My account is private so I would feel like it should be private but I don't really care,” Gauch said.
“The content that we put on social media is social media. It’s meant to be social, share things. If you think about it what you're posting on social media anybody can grab it and share it,” said Sara Broers said, a social media expert.
Broers is paying close attention to what's happening with Facebook. This week, Mark Zuckerburg, the founder of Facebook, testified about a recent data breach scandal in front of lawmakers.
A CBS news poll shows many social media users are asking for more government regulation of social media to keep data private, but they don't have much confidence in Facebook to keep that data to themselves.
“I think there’s a misconception that everything we put online is ours because we have clicked a box that says we are only sharing with our friends, but we have also clicked a box that says we are also posting to the World Wide Web,” Broers said.
In the CBS poll, Americans say they're at least somewhat concerned that Facebook data was obtained by an outside company, but less than half say it's a big deal.
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