But the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco digital rights advocacy group, warned that new controls now eliminate the option to make that same information private even if the member chose to do so previously.

And Facebook has also dropped the option to block a friend's third-party applications, such as quizzes and games, from accessing profile information, said foundation senior staff attorney Kevin Bankston. That opens a member's personal data to third-party software developers even if the member doesn't use any applications, he said.

Thursday, December 10, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle

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