June 10, 2023

Link: Privacy advocates want Facebook probed on recent changes

From The HillHillcon Valley Tech Blog:

The groups complaints about Facebooks adoption of frictionless sharing for some applications and the start of Timeline, an updated profile that makes a users entire history on the site easily viewable at once, reveal a fundamental divide on the nature of sharing data online.

The groups, including the Electronic Privacy Information Center, American Civil Liberties Union and American Library Association, claim the changes have made sharing information on Facebook a passive rather than active activity, meaning consumers might unwittingly reveal more than they intend.

Privacy advocates want Facebook probed on recent changes – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley.


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After a long career in collection management at Brooklyn Public Library, and a decade as their Director of Collection Development, Barbara Genco joined Library Journal in fall 2009 as Editor, Collection Management. Follow her on Twitter @BarbaraAGenco.