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#1 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:33 AM

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Facebook settles with the FTC over privacy violations
Agrees to privacy audits and explicit user consent for data sharing
- http://www.theinquir...vacy-violations
Aug 10 2012 - "The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled its privacy investigation of Facebook, after the social network agreed to tighten up its privacy procedures. The FTC investigation centred around charges that Facebook "deceived" users by telling them their data was confidential, while allowing that information to be shared and made public. Under the terms of the settlement, Facebook now has to clearly notify users before sharing any of their data, and also obtain their explicit consent to do so. However, this will only apply to Facebook users who have the appropriate privacy controls in place, so there will still be a loophole for the web site to share such data from subscribers who are lax about updating their privacy settings..."

- https://www.facebook.com/help/privacy

Facebook privacy settings
- https://encrypted.google.com/
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Final Settlement With Facebook
- http://ftc.gov/opa/2...8/facebook.shtm
8/10/2012

Google to pay $22.5 million fine over privacy practices
- http://ftc.gov/opa/2012/08/google.shtm
8/09/2012

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:58 AM

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Facebook privacy plans...
- http://www.theregist...rovement_plans/
27 Nov 2012 - "Two privacy campaign groups have urged Facebook to -rethink- plans to change its terms of service, designed to help the social network squeeze more money out of ads. Meanwhile data regulators have stated that the plans will have to change so as to comply with privacy rules. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) penned a joint letter* requesting Facebook reconsider its proposals that are supposed to be implemented tomorrow... as of November 2011**, Facebook agreed to bi-annual privacy audits for two decades as part of its deal with the FTC. At the time the US watchdog said Facebook must be clear about changes to its website, including providing a "prominent notice" to users. The social network was told it should obtain "express consent" before a user's information is shared beyond any privacy settings already established by an individual connected to Facebook..."
* https://epic.org/201...acebook-to.html
Nov 26, 2012

** http://www.theregist...vacy_mea_culpa/

> http://www.ftc.gov/o...settlement.shtm

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

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Student group takes Facebook privacy gripes to court
- http://www.reuters.c...E8B307Z20121204
Dec 4, 2012 - "An Austrian student group plans to go to court in a bid to make Facebook Inc, the world's biggest social network, do more to protect the privacy of its hundreds of millions of members. Campaign group europe-v-facebook, which has been lobbying for reforms at the U.S. company for more than a year, said it would appeal against decisions by the data protection regulator in Ireland, where Facebook has its international headquarters. The group has filed 22 separate complaints against Facebook, winning some concessions including pushing the social network to switch off its facial recognition feature in Europe. But it said on Tuesday the changes did not go far enough and it was disappointed with the results of an audit carried out by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) in response to its complaints, which it now plans to challenge in court..."

- https://www.computer...k_privacy_audit
Dec 4, 2012

- https://www.crowd4privacy.org/
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Facebook lets users vote on privacy policies again
- http://www.theinquir...-policies-again
Dec 04 2012 - "... Facebook has changed its mind on its privacy policies yet again, and is asking its one billion users to help it decide... Now Facebook users will be able to vote on a number of the social network's privacy policies up until 10 December, including changes regarding how Facebook handles their data, the way it shares data with hipster photo app Instagram and, bizarrely, whether it should let people vote on such policies in the future. These votes will be regulated by an independent auditor, Facebook explained, and could well have an effect on the way Facebook makes decisions regarding its privacy policies..."

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 08 December 2012 - 11:24 AM.

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