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Facebook says users no longer have a say in its privacy rules

And they're not happy
Thu Nov 22 2012, 17:52
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SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook announced today that it will no longer let users have a say in its privacy policies.

Facebook revealed on Thursday that it will reverse its 2009 policy that let users vote on its privacy rules, blaming the move on the low quality of the comments that it often received.

Facebook communications chief Elliot Schrage wrote, "We deeply value the feedback we receive from you during our comment period but have found that the voting mechanism created a system that incentivised quantity of comments over the quality of them.

"We're proposing to end the voting component of the process in favor of a system that leads to more meaningful feedback and engagement.

"In the coming weeks, we will roll out new ways of responding to your questions and comments about Facebook."

The news hasn't gone down well with Facebook users, who ironically have taken to the social network to voice their rage and dissatisfaction.

One disgruntled user warned, "U do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein," before threatening to leave Facebook if the changes are made.

Another outraged Facebook victim added, ""All of the photos I share on my pages are Copyrighted and I can Sue if you use them or sell them to others! Be Forewarned!"

Facebook shutting down its privacy rules voting system isn't all that its users have got to be angry about. The social network also announced that it will share user data with the hipster photo sharing app Instagram and will loosen restrictions on emails between Facebook members. µ


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