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Senator: FTC Should Create Social Networking Privacy Guidelines

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

April 26, 2010

A New York senator wants the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to craft guidelines for how social networking Web sites can use and share their users' personal information, the Associated Press reports. Sen. Charles Schumer (NY- D) has written a letter to the FTC in response to new features launched on Facebook last week. Schumer says the Web site's new privacy policies limit users' abilities to control the amount of personal information shared with third-party sites, the report states, but a Facebook spokesman says the company has introduced tools that restrict what information is shared.
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