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Facebook’s Privacy Changes Draw More Scrutiny

Still, privacy organizations and some users are critiquing the move. In a blog post, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (disclaimer: my wife works there) called this part of Facebook’s privacy change “downright ugly.”

Users are “coming to share with whom they want to, which is not necessarily everyone on the Internet,” said Kevin Bankston, a senior staff lawyer at the group, nothing that these privacy distinctions were what always differentiated Facebook from MySpace, and the rest of the Web. “Now Facebook is clumsily trying to change the game and push users to share more than they ever have before.”

Thursday, December 10, 2009
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