Jan 302012
 

Lisa Vaas writes:

There’s no doubt about it: The US has mixed motives when it comes to user privacy in social media.

That became obvious this week with the juxtaposition of the FBI voicing its voracious desire to suck up social media data vs. the FTC’s 1) recent bemoaning of Facebook’s and Google’s wanton privacy policy changes and 2) call for a one-stop shop to tweak privacy settings.

On the more-user-data-the-better side is the FBI, which is asking for ideas on developing an application that can sift through social media to feed its intelligence-gathering appetite.

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