Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s aggressive social strategy

Facebook has taken a lot of flack for an aggressive, “opt-out” strategy around some of its products — specifically, the fact that your Facebook friends can tag you in Photos without your permission, and that they can now add you to Groups without your permission. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg described some of the thinking behind that approach on-stage today at the Web 2.0 Summit.

Facebook news roundup: Groups, downloadable accounts, and more

Facebook unveiled a number of new features this morning in Palo Alto. They weren’t connected in any obvious way, though chief executive Mark Zuckerberg gave them the collective description “Giving users more control”.