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Facebook revealing more to users

2012-05-11 22:10

New York - Facebook is updating its data use policy in an attempt to give users more clarity on how the information they share is used by the company.

The move comes a week ahead of its expected initial public offering of stock.

Facebook said on Friday that the changes are in response to an audit by Irish data-protection authorities last year.

As part of the changes, Facebook has created a new section of its data use policy - formerly known as privacy policy - to explain how it uses "cookies".

Cookies are commonly used to track people's activity around the Web.

Facebook's international headquarters are based in Dublin, Ireland, a member of the European Union.

This means the company is required to comply with European data privacy laws.

Comments
  • Chad - 2012-05-11 22:23

    Welcome to a "Brave New World"..... F@#k facebook!!!!

  • Arthur - 2012-05-11 23:59

    Who cares - F**K them up with false facebook details. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

  • Billy - 2012-05-12 06:14

    Most people using facebook should either make an appointment to see Dr Phil or apply to get on the Jerry Springer show. fb has turned into an agony aunty column.

  • Tjaart - 2012-05-12 07:44

    "Ok so this Greenberg / Zuckerberg thing is getting weirder by the second. A Jacob Greenberg was arrested for possession of Marijuana and this mugshot was taken. It was later revealed that this could indeed be the man the world knows as Mark Zuckerberg. His family members include David Rockefeller, his Grandfather. A little strange because Rothschild owns 8% of Facebook shares. Both Rothschild and Rockefeller are well known names. Where it gets weirder is when I looked at who his (Greenberg) other Grandfather could be. Low and behold: http://en.wikipedia.org/?wiki/Maurice_R._Greenberg Former CEO of AIG! And guess what his wife's name is: Corinne Phyllis Zuckerman."

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