Facebook's new privacy settings stir up regulatory talk

05/3/2010 | Advertising Age (tiered subscription model)

Facebook's recent changes to allow users' information to be automatically shared with third-party sites has grabbed the attention of regulation-minded Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., increasing the possibility that Congress will try to regulate online privacy. "Putting this on [Schumer's] agenda shows this has moved from insiders to a big of enough issue it gets on the national agenda," said Jules Polonetsky, director of the Future of Privacy Forum. A Facebook spokesman said the social network was "listening and responding to concerns" over privacy.

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