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U.S. Lawmakers Concerned Over Facebook Privacy

   
4:41 pm on Apr 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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U.S. Lawmakers Concerned Over Facebook Privacy [voices.washingtonpost.com]
Last week, changes at Facebook made data from its users available to third parties unless a user opted out, the lawmakers said. That means, they said, the default for most users is for private information to be available to advertisers and other third parties.
"Social networking sites are a Wild West of the Internet; users need ability to control private information and fully understand how it's being used," the lawmakers wrote in a news release.


Letter (PDF) [voices.washingtonpost.com...]
4:13 am on Apr 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I like the sentiment, but who are these people dictating how my privacy is to be handled? Not all of us are in the USA.