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Old December 6, 2012, 07:28 AM
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Default Facebook Conducts Sham Vote, 9% Support Upcoming Changes

Mark Zuckerberg must love democracy Ė Facebook democracy, that is.

Itís true that, due to consistent outcry over sweeping changes to the user agreement, Facebook has put its latest batch of proposed changes to its privacy policy up for a vote by users. Itís also true that this move could lead to an outright rejection of the proposed changes. However, with just 150,000 votes counted after two days of voting, and only five more days left in which to vote, the ridiculousness of a 250-300 million quorum becomes clear.

Read more here: Facebook Conducts Sham Vote, 9% Support Upcoming Changes | Hardware Canucks
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Old December 6, 2012, 10:36 AM
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At least they're making an attempt to communicate major changes now. I deleted my facebook account completely because of the last round of stealth changes to the privacy settings.

It's high time that all companies which collect personal data are placed under legislation requiring all sharing of data to be specifically opt-in and not something buried under a wall of illegible legalese at the bottom of a EULA.
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