November 2011

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Nov. 29, 2011 – FTC Slaps Facebook’s Hand Over Privacy Deception, Wired News

Facebook is settling government charges it “deceived” users that their information would be kept private, although it was “repeatedly” shared with the public, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday. The deal, which carries no financial penalties, demands that the social-networking site obtain “express consent” of their 850 million users before their information “is shared beyond […]

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Released Statement on FTC and Facebook Settlement

Statement from the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) on U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Facebook Settlement Over Privacy Concerns WASHINGTON – In response to the FTC settlement with Facebook, the following statement is attributed to Jules Polonetsky, Director and Co-Chair, Future of Privacy Forum: “Today’s FTC settlement with Facebook sends two strong messages that are […]