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Senators Call on FTC, Facebook to Take Action

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

April 27, 2010

The Washington Post reports on calls for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to create guidelines on how social networking sites can use and share members' information. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) wrote to the commission on Sunday, saying that recent changes to Facebook's policies "can adversely affect users and, currently, there is little guidance on what social networking sites can and cannot do..." Schumer and Sens. Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Al Franken (D-MN) will send a letter to Facebook today, calling on the company to change its privacy policies. A Facebook spokesman said that none of the company's recent changes "removed or reduced people's control over their information..." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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