Apr 222010
 April 22, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online

Scott M. Fulton, III reports:

Yesterday’s introduction by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of a vastly expanded form of the Facebook Platform — enabling Web sites to gather information on users’ “likes,” share them with Facebook, and get traffic as a result — did not slip past the office of Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart.

In a statement to Betanews this afternoon, Comm. Stoddart acknowledged this expansion will be of special concern to her office, especially in light of existing concerns raised by the service’s latest round of privacy policy adjustments. Some say those adjustments actually exposed more information to potential data miners than it was exposing before, leading them to question the company’s motives for attaining that data in the first place.

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