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U.S. federal gov't requires Facebook to respect users' privacy

English.news.cn   2011-12-01 08:38:15 FeedbackPrintRSS

BEIJING, Dec. 1 (Xinhuanet) -- The U.S. federal government requires Facebook to respect its users' privacy and solve related issues, according to media reports on Thursday.

In a statement, the Federal Trade Commission accuses Facebook of engaging in "unfair and deceptive practices."

The commission cited altogether eight wrongdoings about Facebook. One of which said, the company, without informing its users, made their private data public online.

It did not impose fines on the company, nor did it say the company broke the law. However, it said, if Facebook violates the terms in the future, it would be penalized for 16,000 U.S. dollars per day per count.

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, once select Man of the Year by the Time magazine, admitted the company has made mistakes, and it has revised some statement quoted by the federal government.

(Agencies)

Editor: Xiong Tong
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