Facebook is Taking Over UK Cafes to Offer Privacy Masterclasses

By Gary Cutlack on at

The world's premiere invader of privacy and taker of informational liberties is rather audaciously planning an attack on the moral high ground, with Facebook taking over five established indie coffee houses in the UK to launch a series of "Facebook Cafes" offering free advice on how to protect your privacy.

There's free coffee on offer, mind, so it might be worth pretending you haven't already deleted all of its shit off your phone and closed your account and told everyone you know to do likewise. Maybe open an account especially. Five existing coffee shops have taken the Facebook pound and will be installing the network's staff for a week from August 28, with the Attendant in London, Manchester's Takk, Brighton's Flour Pot Cafe, the Union Brew Lab in Edinburgh and Cardiff's Coffee Barker offering the clinics.

Facebook's European VP Steve Hatch said: "At our pop-up cafes you can get help and advice on how to change your privacy settings -- and all in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee." [Dezeen]