Facebook to launch privacy overhaul

Posted: May 21, 2010 in News - crazy and otherwise, Social Media
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Facebook will unveil sweeping changes to its privacy settings as early as next week in response to a wave of complaints from advocacy groups and regulators, according to people briefed on the plans.

The world’s largest social networking site is facing regulatory scrutiny in the US and Europe over concerns that its privacy settings are not tight enough.

Such activity has intensified recently, with a group of US Senators calling for the company to allow users to opt-out of a new system that shares data with certain third-party websites. Meanwhile, glitches have leaked sensitive user data to third parties, creating the impression that the company is reckless with the personal information it stores. [read]

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