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Another complaint against Facebook…

December 18, 2009

EPIC has filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission asking them to open up an investigation into Facebook’s new privacy settings. Nine other privacy and consumer associations have signed on stating that the  “changes violate user expectations, diminish user privacy, and contradict Facebook’s own representations.” In the NY Times, Brad Stone writes that  “The most controversial among them is that a Facebook user’s photo, gender, geographic region, the pages they are a fan of and their lists of friends are now open and available to the entire Web public. Facebook made these changes partly to make individual users more findable among the massive haystack of 350 million users.”

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