Facebook: The Privacy Questions Continue
The argument over privacy on Facebook continued Tuesday as four senators sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking the company to roll back some of the features it announced last week.
The senators in particular criticized the way Facebook rolled out its instant personalization feature, which currently gives three sites access to Facebook users’ data when the person visits the site and is logged in to Facebook, so that the sites can customize the visit.
“Although we are pleased that Facebook allows users to opt-out of sharing private data, many users are unaware of this option and, moreover, find it complicated and confusing to navigate,” the Democratic senators–New York’s Charles Schumer, Colorado’s Michael Bennet, Mark Begich of Alaska and Al Franken of Minnesota–wrote in the letter. They asked Facebook to make instant personalization an opt-in feature instead.