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Facebook Vote Means Policy Changes Will Take Effect

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December 12, 2012

The results of Facebook’s recent vote over proposed changes to its privacy policy mean the company can proceed as planned, COMPUTERWORLD reports. The company’s standing rules state that the results of a user vote are binding if at least 30 percent of its one billion users participate. In the vote, which ended Monday, 589,141 users voted against the proposed changes, and 79,731 voted in favor. The changes mean Facebook users will not be consulted on upcoming changes and users' comments will be less important, the report states. An editorial in The Washington Post says the vote indicates Facebook users’ apathy about privacy.
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