September 12, 2013 11:01 AM
The FTC wants to look at the new "Tag Suggest" feature
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will look over
The changes were explained to users, but the FTC wants to make sure that all changes comply with a 2011 agreement that Facebook made with the government regarding use of user photos and information.
That 2011 agreement was made after Facebook was busted for misuse of user information. For instance, it was discovered in 2010 that Facebook's
app partners shared users' names
with advertisers, even when the user had strict privacy settings. A year later, the new
facial recognition feature
prompted much anxiety for users.
The FTC said Facebook hasn't violated the 2011 agreement so far with the new changes, but it will continue looking into the recent policy updates and features to make sure it stays that way.
Facebook just recently ended a $20 million class-action settlement regarding its display of users' "likes" and pictures in its advertised products.
The New York Times
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