Facebook faces fresh privacy criticism in Europe

Facebook has been sharply criticised by European data protection officials for putting users’ privacy at risk with changes to its service.Officials advising the European Commission said in a letter to the social networking company that changes to its default settings in December were “unacceptable”.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/762b2366-5dff-11df-8153-00144feab49a.htmlAlso see:John Gapper: Facebook’s open disdain for privacy
Not only has the social networking site gradually eroded the privacy rights of its users, but it has done so in a confusing and opaque way. John Gapper calls on founder Mark Zuckerberg to act responsibly and regain trustFacebook is among the most powerful internet companies – maybe the most powerful together with Google – in the world.

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