Referendum could do away with future votes on Facebook privacy rules

11/27/2012 | CNN

Facebook will ask its users to vote away their right to approve privacy-policy changes, with a user referendum likely to be held this week or next. The voting period will last a week and the results will be considered binding only if turnout reaches 30% of the site's users. Current rules, which allow a referendum on proposed changes once 7,000 comments have been received, put quantity before quality, Facebook's Elliot Schrage says.

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