Facebook Mulling Privacy Changes Via Public Comments


In addition, Facebook mobile apps automatically access a member's contacts, location and other personal information without asking your permission, she asserted.

Also among the modifications is a change in the definition of "information" to "facts and other information about you, including actions taken by users and non-users who interact with Facebook." That, according to Downey, "reflects the fact that Facebook collects information about everyone, regardless of whether they're members who have chosen to sign up."

Facebook declined to respond to our request for comment on Downey's remarks.

1000 Comments Reviewed

The social network's notice that it is reviewing comments on the changes to its rights statement received more than 450 "likes" and more than 300 comments.