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Features Spark Privacy Worries

SOCIAL NETWORKING

February 19, 2013

While IDG News Service reports on Facebook’s efforts “to assure users that Graph Search, its new search engine…does not compromise the privacy rights of minors,” The Guardian reports on privacy concerns prompted by the social network’s new promote-post feature. “Facebook announced the launch of a new feature on Friday that allows users to pay to promote their friends' posts,” the report states, noting that while the feature is governed by the site’s privacy settings, it “has already sparked privacy concerns” because users do not have to give permission to have their posts promoted by their friends.
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