FTC examines potential Facebook changes

The social media company says its just complying with a judge’s order

Facebook said it was just doing what it’s supposed to do when it proposed changes to its privacy policy late last month, but the social media giant has again drawn attention to its policy—and again, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is getting involved.

Critics of Facebook’s proposed policy changes are again concerned about how the company uses its members’ photos and personal information in advertising. Several privacy groups sent letters to the FTC last week, claiming that Facebook’s proposed changes violated the social media company’s 2011 settlement with the FTC. That settlement mandates that Facebook get approval from its users before changing its privacy controls.


Cathleen Flahardy

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