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Dennis: Fwd. Latest re Facebook

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  • Dennis Newson
    Having posted - forwarded - one message about Facebook and the privacy issue - I thought I would re-post this message, too. Dennis ... From: Richard Reineccius
    Message 1 of 1 , May 17, 2010
      Having posted - forwarded - one message about Facebook and the privacy
      issue - I thought I would re-post this message, too.

      Dennis

      ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      From: Richard Reineccius <richard_reineccius@...>
      Date: May 17, 2010 4:16 PM
      Subject: TECH, CHAT: Latest re Facebook
      To: cetefl-l@...


      CETEFL-L Website http://www.cetefl.com

      From the BBC News California bureau:

      Facebook downplays crisis meeting
      By Maggie Shiels
      Technology reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley

      Facebook has downplayed the significance of a company-wide meeting to
      discuss privacy issues.

      The blogosphere described the meeting as a panic measure following
      weeks of criticism over the way it handles members' data.

      Several US senators have made public calls for Facebook to rethink
      its privacy safeguards.

      The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, launched a petition
      directed at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

      It called on him to regain the trust of users by giving them control
      over all the information shared via Facebook.

      Earlier this week European data protection officials weighed in on
      the controversy and called privacy changes "unacceptable".

      A number of high-profile users have also deleted their Facebook
      accounts after the site introduced a new feature that lets
      non-Facebook websites, or third parties, post the personal views of
      Facebook users without their consent.

      ..... (read the rest in today's BBCnews.com daily post)
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      American press & media are awash with similar stories. Elsewhere, anyone?

      Richard R., SF Bay

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