Facebook Puts Privacy Policy Proposals to a Vote

June 1st, 2012 at 6:06 pm

For the second time in its history, Facebook is letting its 1 billion users vote on amendments to its privacy policy this weekend. The first time was in 2009, when Facebook was still a privately-held company and had about 200 million users.

The referendum has to do with the updates on Facebook’s privacy policy it announced in May, just a week before the social networking site rolled out its initial public offering. These proposals include new sections on how Facebook uses its users’ information, as well as the possibility of displaying advertisements about websites outside of Facebook specifically targeting users based on interests and hobbies they input in their accounts.

Users who are interested to have their voices heard simply go to the Facebook Site Governance page. Voting ends on June 8th at 9:00 am Pacific Daylight Time.

Source: Washington Post


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