Advocacy Groups Ask Facebook for More Privacy Changes

Thursday Jun 17th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Ten privacy rights groups have sent an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking him to take six additional steps to improve privacy.

NetworkWorld: Facebook has made a number of changes to its privacy policies in recent weeks, but ten privacy advocacy groups are asking the social networking site to do more. The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, Center for Democracy and Technology, Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Action, Consumer Watchdog, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Privacy Activism, Privacy Lives, and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse have sent an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking him to take the following steps:

  1. Give users more control over what types of data third-party apps can access.
  2. Don't automatically enroll new users in Instant Personalization.
  3. Stop tracking users Web browsing activity.
  4. Allow users to hide all of their profile data if they choose.
  5. Offer a free export tool.
  6. Encrypt Web traffic via HTTPS.
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