February 13th, 2014
Facebook Deal on Privacy Is Under Attack
By VINDU GOEL
New York Times
Despite a class-action settlement in August that was supposed to ensure that Facebook users clearly consent to their comments, images and “likes” being used in ads, it has been business as usual on the service.
If you are among Facebook’s 1.2 billion users, the company says, you are automatically consenting to such social ads. Opting out is impossible for some ads, and for others, the control to stop them is buried deep within the service’s privacy settings. But on Thursday, the nonprofit advocacy group Public Citizen will try to step up the pressure on Facebook to change its practices.