Facebook Settles FTC Charges That It Deceived Consumers By Failing To Keep Privacy Promises

From the FTC’s statement: “The social networking service Facebook has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public. The FTC complaint lists a number of instances in which Facebook allegedly made promises that it did not keep: * In December 2009, Facebook changed its website so...

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Four Experts Weign In On the Loss of Online Privacy

Last week, the Wall Street Journal asked four privacy experts to weigh in on the threat posed by the loss of online privacy by social networking, behavioral tracking of online behavior, and government surveillance.  The panelists included Stewart Baker, former assistant secretary for Homeland Security; danah boyd, a senior researcher at Microsoft who has worked extensively with young people; Jeff Jarvis, an associate professor of journalism at...

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