Arab Today, arab today facebook in fresh privacy row with new policy
Last Updated : GMT 06:08:54
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Facebook in fresh privacy row with new policy

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Facebook in fresh privacy row with new policy

Washington - AFP

Facebook is drawing fire from privacy activists again, after unveiling a new policy which could turn users\' data and pictures into advertising. The new plan would \"dramatically expand the use of personal information for advertising purposes,\" said a letter this week to the US Federal Trade Commission by six privacy organizations. The letter said the changes violate a 2011 consent order with the US watchdog agency and urged the FTC to \"act to enforce its order.\" 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. Facebook unveiled the changes as part of a settlement of a class action suit over the use of user names and images in so-called \"sponsored stories.\" According to the letter, Facebook\'s existing policy allowed its users to limit how their name and profile picture may be associated with advertising. Under the newly proposed policy, Facebook says, \"You give us permission to use your name, profile picture, content, and information in connection with commercial, sponsored, or related content.\" Activists said this allowed Facebook to turn virtually all user data into advertising. \"Facebook has long played fast and loose with users\' data and relied on complex privacy settings to confuse its users, but these proposed changes go well beyond that,\" said John Simpson, Consumer Watchdog\'s privacy director. \"Facebook\'s overreach violates the FTC consent order that was put in place after the last major privacy violation; if the commission is to retain any of its credibility, it must act immediately to enforce that order.\" Also endorsing the letter were the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, US PIRG and Patient Privacy Rights. Facebook officials pointed out that its policies were not changed, but clarified under the new language. \"As part of this proposed update, we revised our explanation of how things like your name, profile picture and content may be used in connection with ads or commercial content to make it clear that you are granting Facebook permission for this use when you use our services,\" a company spokesperson said. \"We have not changed our ads practices or policies --we only made things clearer for people who use our service.\"

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today facebook in fresh privacy row with new policy Arab Today, arab today facebook in fresh privacy row with new policy

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today Top Yemen commander killed

GMT 09:55 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Top Yemen commander killed
Arab Today, arab today Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 15:32 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 00:51 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

alashnikov, maker of AK-47, looks to rebrand

GMT 10:43 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Experts reveal cyber-security systems at Idex

GMT 10:23 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Alibaba unit invests $200 mn in S.Korea's Kakao Pay

GMT 03:17 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Last baby boom

GMT 00:44 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Love Japanese pop culture? Head to Abu Dhabi

GMT 00:31 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Japanese politicians wear ‘pregnancy’ vests
View News in Arabic - Media: انترنت
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today To hold social dialogue over secondary school

GMT 07:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

To hold social dialogue over secondary school
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st female Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st female Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Competes Sweden and Germans by S90

GMT 22:36 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Competes Sweden and Germans by S90
Arab Today, arab today Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'

GMT 05:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'
Arab Today, arab today Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 06:41 2017 Monday ,20 February

Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 14:29 2017 Monday ,20 February

Prepares to present her new collection

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 05:15 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Omega 3 can reduce asthma cases

GMT 19:16 2017 Friday ,17 February

Aziz House ready to host the tourists

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:39 2017 Monday ,20 February

newest smartphone another winner for Huawei

GMT 19:10 2017 Friday ,17 February

Hats, scarves add beauty to women
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday