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Facebook posts new proposed terms of service after reviewing user feedback

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Last month Facebook posted a series of proposed changes to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities for user review. While none of the changes were substantive unto themselves, they did bring to light a handful of practices that were news to users, resulting in a substantial number of comments. Have reviewed the feedback, Facebook has now posted a new version of the document as well as an FAQ addressing some of the most pressing concerns. Explaining the proposed changes point by point, the company is careful to note that one of the practices that caused the most concern — that Facebook apps used by your friends can access your data even if you haven't added the app yourself — was outlined in its privacy policy back in 2007, and that if the default behavior isn't to your liking, you can indeed limit the ability underneath your privacy settings. As before, Facebook is soliciting user feedback to the proposed changes, with the window to comment closing at 5PM PDT on April 27th. If you'd like to check out the changes and leave feedback yourself, you can find the documents in several different languages here.

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