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Potential Facebook Privacy Changes in the Works

SOCIAL NETWORKING

April 2, 2010

The world's most popular social networking site is inviting its 400 million users to comment on its most recent proposed changes, which could include sharing personal information with third-party Web sites. The Washington Post reports that the new experiment would allow sites to access users' personal information if they are logged into Facebook in the same browser they are using to visit the secondary sites. One example offered by Bret Taylor, a Facebook product director, would be posting a link to a song on your wall and then visiting the record label's site, where you would be told which of your Facebook friends also liked the song. Facebook has said it will include opt-out functions for individual sites and for the program as a whole, the report states. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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