Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Senators urge Facebook to change privacy settings

For one rare moment, I find myself in agreement with Schumer.... and the others. I find the changes on Facebook to be worrisome, to say the least, but I was surprised to see exactly WHO it is among the '4 Democrats' that agrees with me!! (Sort of makes me wonder why they don't like it, but that is another topic...)
Even worse, in my opinion, are the 'Community Pages' that collects postings from everyone based on topic words!!!

Washington (CNN) -- Four Democratic senators called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday to reconsider the recent changes in its privacy settings and asked the Federal Trade Commission to streamline guidelines regarding privacy on all social networks.

"Now, users have less control over private information, and it was done without the users' permission," Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, said on Capitol Hill.

Schumer and Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Mark Begich of Alaska and Al Franken of Minnesota sent a letter to Zuckerberg about Facebook's decision to allow third-party sharing of users' information.

"We are writing to express our concern regarding recent changes to the Facebook privacy policy and the use of personal data on third party websites," the senators wrote. "The expansion of Facebook -- both in the number of users and applications -- raises new concerns for users who want to maintain control over their information."


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Senators urge Facebook to change privacy settings - CNN.com

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