20 June 2010

Advocacy Groups Poke More Holes In Facebook Privacy, Facebook Responds

(TechCrunch)
A number of major advocacy groups, including the ACLU, EFF, and CDT, sent Facebook an open letter detailing some of the outstanding issues with Facebook privacy. The group's letter acknowledged that Facebook has made strides recently on this front, especially with its launch of new, simpler privacy controls, but that it hasn’t addressed some major privacy issues, like the fact that the controversial Instant Personalization feature is automatically opt-in. Wasting no time, Facebook has responded with an open letter of its own. See also Facebook's critics must curb their demands, says US privacy law expert (OUT-LAW News).