Facebook gives users the power to vote on privacy changes

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If you’ve always complained how Facebook doesn’t respect your opinion on privacy issues, well, this story is for you. The company is just about ready to adopt a new “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities” and data use policy for users, but it’s giving regular blokes the chance to make their voices be heard. Any registered Facebook user can use Facebook’s Site Governance Vote app to let the social networking company know what you want – the old privacy policies or the new, proposed one. For the vote to be binding, 30% of registered users need to have taken part in the vote, which by our estimation, is around 250 million users out of the 900 million that Facebook claims is registered to their site. If you want to review the new, proposed policies before voting, you can check them out here (https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10151810470550301). The app is located here (https://www.facebook.com/fbsitegovernance/app_130362963766777). Remember, if you don’t vote on the changes and the results don’t appease you, you don’t have the right to complain. Voting has been opened, and will run until June 8, 2012 at 9:00 am (PDT).

Source: Facebook