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Reports Examine Access, Use of PI

SOCIAL NETWORKING

August 27, 2012

In the first installment in its new “Terms & Conditions” series, which aims to reduce documents such as privacy policies “into language anyone can understand,” Digital Trends explores Facebook’s “Data Use Policy.” Sections of the report feature what Facebook knows about its users, the difference between public and private data on the site, how data is used and the “two levels of cutting ties with the social network…deactivate vs. delete.” Meanwhile, a TechCrunch column questions, "Do you know how many apps access your personal information on Facebook?” The article suggests changes in the social network’s design mean more apps are getting permission to access personal data.
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