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Consumers Union Blasts Facebook in Full-Page Ad

Attacks Privacy Stance in Politico

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Consumers Union took out a full-page ad in Politico today bashing Facebook's privacy policies--or lack thereof. While the ad copy seems written to an average consumer, its placement in Politico is obviously an attempt to catch the eye of politicians.

The copy in the ad at left, which directs readers to hearusnow.org, may be too small for you to read, so here it is :

"Facebook and its users have a special relationship -- one that makes the Web a more fun and social place. But Facebook has been keeping track of practically everything you've ever done on their site -- and lots of other sites -- and will only share some of that with you. Now they support allowing the government broad access to your records. Meanwhile, a national survey by Consumer Reports projected that nearly 13 million U.S. Facebook users have never set privacy controls -- an essential step in using the biggest social network safely. Facebook should think twice about how it shares your private information ... and so should you."
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