Organization Lodges Complaint Against Facebook To FTC

December 18th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
facebook1Dec. 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The new privacy settings introduced by the popular social networking site Facebook has alarmed the users as they are now worried about the privacy of the information that they have posted in this site. These new changes were not only criticized by the Facebook users but also received complaints from different organizations including, Center For Digital Democracy and Electronic Privacy Information Center. It has come to the news that these organizations have lodged complaint against Facebook to the Federal Trade Commission [FTC] of the United States.

They have mentioned the security setting changes of Facebook that allow the search engines to track the Facebook profiles have created inconvenience for the users who value the privacy of their information. Facebook privacy settings originally restricted the access of information to friends of the users who have their profiles in the same network. However, with the new settings, anyone from different corners of the world would be able to track the records of a person uploaded in Facebook, which harms the privacy of a person.

In reply to the complaints of the organizations, Facebook officials said that before launching the changes, they have discussed it with regulators including FTC and now they are hopeful to continue these changes. People who do not want strangers to access their profile can just change the setting to prevent indexing of their profiles by the search engines. Though the Facebook officials want to continue this service, it appears that Mark Zuckerberg is the first prey of the changed settings. His photographs in Facebook are now exposed to millions of people. A popular daily has recently published his photograph in which he was cuddling a teddy bear.

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