Thursday, September 29, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft And IBM Establish Partnership on AI Best Practices
Panasonic Bendable, Twistable, Flexible Lithium-ion Battery Could Bring Revolution To Future Devices
Security Firm Claims Yahoo Hack Was Not State-sponsored
Toshiba, Tohoku Electric and Iwatani Start Study of World?s Largest Hydrogen Energy System
Spotify Close To But SoundCloud: report
CORSAIR Launches DOMINATOR PLATINUM Special Edition DDR4 Memory
Apple Partners With Deloitte In New Enterprise Push
Europol Says Ransomware Is A Top Cybercrime Threat
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Privacy...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Privacy Groups Ask Facebook to Withdraw Proposed Policy Changes


Two privacy advocacy groups urged Facebook on Monday to withdraw proposed changes to its terms of service that would impact the privacy of users and their ability to participate in site governance.

Facebook on Wednesday outlined a proposal to end the voting part of the site governance process, restrict users' ability to prevent unwanted messages, and combine personal information from Facebook with Instagram.

EPIC, along with the Center for Digital Democracy, has asked Facebook to withdraw the proposed changes.

In a letter to Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg , the groups say "because these proposed changes raise privacy risks for users, may be contrary to law, and violate your previous commitments to users about site governance, we urge you to withdraw the proposed changes."

"Facebook is subject to the terms of a recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that prohibits the company from changing privacy settings without the affirmative consent of users or misrepresenting the privacy or security of users' personal information," the groups added.

Regarding Facebook's decision to combine personal information from Facebook and Instagram, the gropps said:

"Earlier this year, a similar data consolidation by Google prompted objections from privacy organizations, members of Congress, 21 European data protection authorities, and IT managers in the government and private sectors. Thirty-sixstate attorneys general sent a letter to Google claiming that the data consolidation "invade[d] consumer privacy by automatically sharing personal information consumers input into one Google product with all Google products" and that it made more of [consumers?] personal information vulnerable to attack from hackers and identity thieves."

In the proposed changes, Facebook also wanted to eliminate a setting for users to control who can contact them on the social network's email system. The company said it planned to replace the "Who can send you Facebook messages" setting with new filters for managing incoming messages.

"By removing users' ability to prevent strangers from sending unwanted messages, the proposed changes are likely to increase the amount of spam that users receive," the groups' letter reads. "Facilitating spam violates users' privacy and security, as many Facebook scams are accomplished through the messaging feature."


Previous
Next
Nintendo: We Have Sold More Than 400,000 Wii Us        All News        Firefox Beta Adds IonMonkey to Improve JavaScript, Supports Retina Displays
The Kardashians And iPhone 5 Are Bing's Top 2012 Search Queries     General Computing News      Firefox Beta Adds IonMonkey to Improve JavaScript, Supports Retina Displays

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Youtube, Facebook Expand Their Initiatives To Combat Hate Speech
Could Facebook Develop A Modular Smartphone?
Facebook Messenger Gets Payment Capabilities
Facebook Adds Instant Video To Messenger
Facebook To Bring Rural Internet Access For Africa
Facebook 'Trending' To Rely Less On Humans
Facebook To Use Personal Data From WhatsApp To Bring You Personalized Ads
Facebook Ads To Bypass Ad Blocking
Facebook News Feed Algorithm to Punish Click-Bait Posts
Facebook To Let Companies Sell Through Their Pages
Facebook Reports Sharp Ad Sales Growth
Facebook's Aquila Maiden Flight Is A Reality

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .