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Submission + - Facebook Users Voting on Privacy, Instagram, Other Issues (

Nerval's Lobster writes: "Facebook is letting users vote on changes to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (Facebook users can vote via this link). The company will also host a live Webcast to answer questions at 9:30 AM PST. One section of Facebook’s revamped policies insists that the network can share information with its family of companies. This apparently applies to Instagram, the photo-sharing service acquired by Facebook earlier this year. Under the terms of the provision, Facebook can store “Instagram’s server logs and administrative records in a way that is more efficient than maintaining totally separate storage systems.” Facebook is also clarifying its language surrounding affiliates, as well. As long as Facebook continues to exist in its current form, these debates over its privacy rules will almost certainly continue to crop up on a semi-regular basis. The challenge for Facebook executives is how to best maintain that delicate dance between their need for revenue, advertising firms’ desire for effective marketing campaigns, and users’ rights to privacy. They run a corporation—but at moments, it also starts to resemble a messy democracy."
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