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Facebook Responds to EPIC FTC Timeline Complaint 150

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the what-was-this-stranger-doing-ten-years-ago dept.
An anonymous reader writes with a snippet from a ZDNet article: "The Electronic Privacy Information Center is unhappy with the way Facebook launched its new Timeline profile. Last month, the privacy organization complained Facebook went too far because it started rolling out the redesign without asking users first. EPIC then followed up with a (four-page letter (PDF) to the Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate the new feature to insure that it meets with the terms of a November 29th FTC-Facebook settlement. Facebook denies these claims, saying that the Timeline launch has nothing to do with its users' privacy."
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Facebook Responds to EPIC FTC Timeline Complaint

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  • by DCTech (2545590) on Monday January 09, 2012 @10:08AM (#38636862)
    On the same subject actually, I really wish Slashdot would remove those flickering social buttons on the posts. It's not even the fact that they're there (which is still somewhat ridiculous, but), it's the fact that they flicker as you move mouse. Makes it really hard to concentrate on actually reading the posts.
  • by Nursie (632944) on Monday January 09, 2012 @10:26AM (#38637024)

    Adblock Plus - add a rule to block "http://a.fsdn.com/sd/commentshareicons.png"

    Seems to have fixed it for me, they are most annoying and I can't think of a time I have ever wanted to share someone else's slashdot post on social media sites.

  • by _0xd0ad (1974778) on Monday January 09, 2012 @10:44AM (#38637144) Journal

    Can, and already did. You can too.

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