19 September 2010

Facebook proposes changes on rules for user data

(Inside Facebook)
Facebook has posted a proposed set of changes to its governing documents for Facebook users to comment on. The changes focus on restricting the transfer of user data when application developers merge or are acquired, making application privacy policies more easily accessible, and allowing users to control how their names and pictures are used commercially. Most of the points have appeared in various Facebook policy documents already. Overall, the latest change show that the company is trying to communicate a clear and uniform set of rules, rather push a major shift versus what it has already been doing.