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Thread: Facebook in fresh privacy row with new policy. EPIC urges FTC to block policy changes

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    Facebook in fresh privacy row with new policy. EPIC urges FTC to block policy changes

    If the changes take effect, the letter said, "Facebook users who reasonably believed that their images and content would not be used for commercial purposes without their consent will now find their pictures showing up on the pages of their friends endorsing the products of Facebook's advertisers."

    "Remarkably, their images could even be used by Facebook to endorse products that the user does not like or even use," added the letter from the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Watchdog and three other groups.

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    EPIC, joined by several leading privacy and consumer protection organizations, has called on the Federal Trade Commission to enforce the terms of a 2011 settlement with Facebook. Facebook recently announced changes that would allow the company to routinely use the names, images, and content of Facebook users for commercial advertising without consent. The changes arise from a flawed class action settlement over Facebook’s Sponsored Stories program. In the letter, the privacy groups explain that Facebook’s changes violate the terms of a 2011 settlement with the FTC.
    https://epic.org/2013/09/epic-privac...rge-ftc-t.html

    EPIC opposes the FB policy changes. You should too. Tell Facebook to stop changing our privacy settings.
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    One thing that kind of irks me is that the US public gives every impression of being more concerned with Facebook and Google spying than the government.

    Which is more invasive? A couple lame ads, or a SWAT team battering down your door?

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    I don't think that THEY have yet associated door battering SWAT's with government snooping. It can't happen to them because they aren't terrorists/dopers/child-pornographers/raw foodists/preppies - y'know, them anti-government types - YET.
    You do not become a "dissident" just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career. You are thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility, combined with a complex set of external circumstances. You are cast out of the existing structures and placed in a position of conflict with them. It begins as an attempt to do your work well, and ends with being branded an enemy of society. Václav Havel, 1986 Living in Truth, The Power of the Powerless
    The essay dissects the nature of the communist regime of the time, life within such a regime and how by their very nature such regimes can create dissidents of ordinary citizens. The essay goes on to discuss ideas and possible actions by loose communities of individuals linked by a common cause... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Po..._the_Powerless
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