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Facebook rumored to propose another privacy change – this time for “place” check-in feature

March 29, 2010

We’ve heard a lot this past year about privacy and Facebook, the company that began as a college networking site and how it has been pushing the boundaries of its users’ privacy.  Another issue has been who owns personal information that users have inputted or uploaded onto the site.

Most recently, Facebook’s deputy general counsel released a statement stating:

“The last time we updated the Privacy Policy, we included language describing a location feature we might build in the future. At that point, we thought the primary use would be to ‘add a location to something you post.’ Now, we’ve got some different ideas that we think are even more exciting, so, we’ve removed the old language and, instead added the concept of a ‘place’ that could refer to a Page, such as one for a local restaurant. As we finalize the product, we look forward to providing more details, including new privacy controls.” (emphasis added)

Um…okay.  It seems Facebook runs the risk of tiring their users with the never-ending changes to privacy controls.  Think of a feeling akin to privacy control overload as a result of having to manage and control the privacy of nearly every piece of information on one’s page.

Get more details about the “place” feature here at CNN.com.

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