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New Feature Raises Concerns

SOCIAL NETWORKING

November 2, 2010

"Friendship Pages," a new Facebook feature that shows the relationship between friends, is raising privacy concerns, InformationWeek reports. The new feature uses public information shared between friends that would be linked under relevant wall posts, stories and profile photos and would be accessible to those who are Facebook friends with at least one of the two users, the report states. Some users, however, are voicing privacy concerns. As one user put it, "While I'm all for innovation, privacy should come first...If you introduce a new feature, notify the community when it arrives." Users are also calling for clear opt-in or opt-out choices for such features.
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