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Expert: Privacy Advocates' Expectations Unrealistic

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June 25, 2010

Facebook has released its response to an open letter from privacy advocates asking the company to address "outstanding privacy problems," saying it has already created measures to protect user privacy. Meanwhile, a privacy law expert has said the advocates' expectations are unrealistic. PCWorld reports on Facebook's response that the information third-parties receive from the site is the same that can be viewed by accessing users' public information. "We do not use (the information) for ad targeting nor do we sell it to third parties," the response states. "That information cannot be sold or shared with others or used in any way other than to improve the experience of Facebook users visiting their site."
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