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Facebook to make retroactive privacy changes 'opt-in'

After the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation, Facebook is about to change the way it uses your personal information. Facebook is now close to reaching an agreement with the FTC to change its privacy in order to stay in FTC guidelines.

Stats: Which? Computing survey – 48 per cent of UK Facebook members say they cannot keep up with the number of changes being made.

Under the new proposed system, Facebook would require its users’ to obtain consent before making any “material retroactive changes” to its privacy policy. What this means is Facebook would have to gain approval (opt-in) from Facebook members before sharing your Facebook data in any way that differs from which you have already consented. Read more…

November 17, 2011

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