Facebook and FTC reach a settlement

Commission charged social network with privacy rights violations

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced yesterday that it has settled a suit it filed against Facebook over charges that the social media giant violated the privacy rights of its users.

The suit dates back to December 2009, when Facebook changed is privacy policy and parts of users’ profiles—such as name, picture, city, gender and friends list—became public by default. When Facebook users complained, privacy advocates filed a complaint with the FTC.


Cathleen Flahardy

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