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FTC Talking With Facebook About Privacy Policy Changes

Facebook wants to change its privacy policy to allow it to use users' names and photos in advertistements


The Federal Trade Commission is discussing Facebook Inc.'s proposed changes to its privacy policy as part of its 2011 settlement with regulators.

The FTC is exploring whether Facebook's proposed privacy changes violate the settlement, said one person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

"As in all cases, we're monitoring compliance with the order, and part of that involves interacting with Facebook," FTC spokesman Peter Kaplan said.