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Facebook and FTC

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:01:13 -0500
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Full article online http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/technology/facebook-agrees-to-ftc-settlement-on-privacy.html?_r=1&seid=auto&smid=tw-nytimes&pagewanted=print

Excerpt:

    The strongly worded order, announced by the Federal
    Trade Commission in Washington, stems in large part
    from changes that Facebook made to its users’
    privacy protocols in December 2009. The commission
    alleged that Facebook made public information that
    users had designated as private, without warning
    them or obtaining their consent.

    Facebook also allowed advertisers to have access to
    personally identifiable information each time a
    Facebook user clicked on an ad on the Facebook site.
    And it allowed third-party applications to have
    access to data that users had intended for their
    listed friends to see.

    All told, the commission listed eight allegations.
    It levied no fines, but said the company would be
    liable to pay $16,000 a day for each violation of
    the settlement in the future.


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