Political pressure could disrupt Facebook's efforts to extend its reach to other websites and make its already popular service even more attractive to marketers, says Kurt Opsahl, a staff attorney at Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit that closely follows online privacy.

"What upsets people is the loss of control over who gets to see your information," Opsahl says. "While Facebook may define (its new feature) as 'public information,' people still want to be able to control who can get that information."

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
USA TODAY

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