Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Nov 2011 21:24 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "The social networking service Facebook has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public. The proposed settlement requires Facebook to take several steps to make sure it lives up to its promises in the future, including giving consumers clear and prominent notice and obtaining consumers' express consent before their information is shared beyond the privacy settings they have established."
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Too late?
by Athlander on Wed 30th Nov 2011 10:52 UTC
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It's a slap on the wrist for Facebook but nothing more. What happens if Facebook fails to meet the new conditions?
The damage had already been done so the FTC settlement is quite meaningless. Nowadays, Facebook can be upfront about what it does with data and people will agree anyway.

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RE: Too late?
by Brunis on Wed 30th Nov 2011 11:03 in reply to "Too late?"
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Lying to customers and screwing them over are the cornerstone's of marketing and a free market, what would you suggest? Put the CEO in jail?

People will buy products, realize how shitty they are and then defend them with their life! Because once the money is gone and there's no way back, that product, that decision, is part of them and their identity!

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