Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Facebook privacy policy change: Overwhelmingly opposed by users - so far

With voting open on Facebook's proposed privacy policy changes, more than 110,000 users have weighed in - and so far, the vote is heavily in favor of not making the change at all, reports Sharon Gaudin at the Computer World.

As of 3:30 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, 9,670 people had voted in support the move while 101,686 voted to stick with the old rules and retain their say on future changes.

Voting is scheduled to end on Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Facebook had recently announced that it is moving to amend how it pushes through changes to its privacy policy. Noting a lack of quality comments on past votes, the social network no longer wants to allow users to vote on proposed changes.


It may be added that according to Facebook's standing rules, if more than 30% of all active registered users vote, the results will be binding. If the voting turnout is less than 30%, the vote will be nothing more than advisory.

Since Facebook has more than 1 billion active users, more than 300 million people will need to vote.

Read more about it at: Computer World

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