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Advocates: Facebook Needs More Privacy Changes


June 17, 2010

In an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a group of privacy advocates acknowledges the social network has made some positive changes but calls on the company to do more to address "outstanding privacy problems." reports that the group, which includes the American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Electronic Privacy Information Center, PrivacyActivism, Privacy Lives and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, has made six recommendations to Facebook,
including giving users the choice of opting in to the site's "instant personalization" feature rather than opting out. The letter urges Facebook to give users "control over how and with whom they share" their information--including their names,
gender, profile pictures and networks.
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