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Article 29 Working Party Condemns Privacy Changes, Facebook Announces New Security Features

SOCIAL NETWORKING

May 14, 2010

Europe's Article 29 Working Party sent a letter to Facebook this week, informing the social networking site that "it is unacceptable that the company fundamentally changed the default settings on its social networking platform to the detriment of a user," the Christian Science Monitor reports. The Working Party is calling for default settings that allow users to self-select the contacts that will be able to view their information as well as for maximum user control when it comes to third-party applications on social networks. Meanwhile, the company has announced that it will roll out new security features, including unusual activity notifications and login verifications.
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