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F.T.C. Said to Be Near Facebook Privacy Deal - NYTimes.com

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 14:45:06 -0500
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In F.T.C. Said to Be Near Facebook Privacy Deal - NYTimes.com
At http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/technology/facebook-is-said-to-be-near-ftc-settlement-on-privacy.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

F.T.C. Said to Be Near Facebook Privacy Deal
    By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
    
SAN FRANCISCO  Facebook and the Federal Trade 
Commission are nearing a settlement over deceptive 
practices related to several Facebook features, 
including its privacy settings, according to two 
people briefed on the settlement.        

Under the agreement, Facebook would agree to 
privacy audits for 20 years, one of the people 
said. It would also prohibit Facebook from making 
public a piece of information that a user had 
originally shared privately on the site without 
express permission, the person said. The 
individuals spoke on condition of anonymity 
because the F.T.C. commissioners have not yet 
approved the settlement.        

But Facebook would not be required to ask users if 
they would like to participate in all sharing 
features on the site, including tools that it 
builds in the future.


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Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software
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