Sen. Schumer Urges FTC to Set Social Networking Guidelines

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Monday to create guidelines for how user information collected by social networking sites such as Facebook can be shared with third parties.

Last week Facebook unveiled controversial changes to the way it shares members' profile information with other websites. Facebook Connect automatically delivers user information to sites such as Pandora and Yelp unless individuals manually opt out.

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