Facebook settles with the FTC over privacy violations
Agrees to privacy audits and explicit user consent for data sharing
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..."
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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 13 August 2012 - 08:37 AM.