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Facebook Is Changing Its Privacy Policy

SOCIAL NETWORKING

March 22, 2012

Social networking site Facebook is set to change its privacy policy and is accepting comments until tomorrow, PC World reports. In addition to changing the name of its privacy policy to a data-use policy, Facebook reserves the right to use all of the information you give it, according to ZDNet. The site says, "removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time," and applications will reportedly get more access to personal data. "When you, or others who can see your content and information, use an application, your content and information is shared with the application," Facebook says. An attorney said, "In general, the changes reflect the fact that Facebook is extending its data-collecting tactics in all directions..." The company says it is updating the changes "to make our practices and policies more clear." Meanwhile, researchers have discovered a loophole in the site that reportedly allows stalkers to use a technique called "cloaking."
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