28
Apr
10

Senators complain about Facebook privacy changes

Being questioned is Facebook’s decision to categorize a user’s hometown, current city, “likes,” interests, friends, and other info as “public information.” Now, even the most private user cannot have a Facebook account to communicate with friends while also keeping this information hidden from public view, and the senators believe this creates a “potential gold mine of data for unsolicited advertisements.”

Schumer, who composed the letter on behalf of the group, said that Facebook should change its policies so that sharing all this information is opt-in instead of opt-out (in some cases, users can’t even opt out if they wanted to). “The current policy puts at risk users who are not technically proficient enough to change the settings, or are not aware of the newly changed privacy policy,” the group wrote.

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