Groups ask Facebook to back off privacy changes

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
PC World: Facebook announced privacy changes over the Thanksgiving holiday. (Sneaky? You decide.) And as expected, those who are in the business of worrying about privacy issues are sounding the alarm.

Two consumer interest groups are asking Facebook to withdraw its proposed changes that would, among other issues, remove the ability for users to vote on modifications to Facebook's data usage and privacy policies. The company also wants to change how you filter incoming messages on Facebook, and Facebook wants to freely share user data between companies it owns, such as Instagram.

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