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Facebook to let users vote on privacy

2012-06-01 22:40

New York - Facebook is letting its nearly 1 billion users vote on changes to its privacy policy beginning on Friday.

This is the second time Facebook is letting users vote on policy changes. The first time was in 2009 when Facebook was a much smaller, privately held company with about 200 million users.

The vote is over updates the company announced in May, a week before its initial public offering.

The changes include new sections explaining how it uses people's information.

They open up the possibility for Facebook to start showing people ads on outside websites, targeting the pitches to interests and hobbies that users express on Facebook.

Facebook said in a blog post Friday that it is reviewing the voting process, signalling that it might be time to end it.

Comments
  • Wandile UBhodwe-RoofCleaner Dweba - 2012-06-02 06:13

    just it as long its not given to perpetrators

      TSR01 - 2012-06-05 10:02

      Then vote: https://apps.facebook.com/fbsitegovernancevote

  • sexypencil - 2012-06-02 07:56

    Its should had being more like \CV\ including every personal details so i don't think will be the problem

  • joa.meyer.5 - 2012-06-02 08:06

    Facebook never offered me a vote. Anyone one else that were included/excluded from voting?

      TSR01 - 2012-06-05 10:00

      https://apps.facebook.com/fbsitegovernancevote

  • joa.meyer.5 - 2012-06-02 08:06

    Facebook never offered me a vote. Anyone one else that were included/excluded from voting?

      TSR01 - 2012-06-05 10:00

      https://apps.facebook.com/fbsitegovernancevote

  • joa.meyer.5 - 2012-06-02 08:07

    Facebook never offered me a vote on privacy. Anyone one else that were included/excluded from voting?

      TSR01 - 2012-06-05 10:02

      https://apps.facebook.com/fbsitegovernancevote

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