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Privacy Group Files Formal Complaint
with Feds Over Facebook´s Mood Study

Atlantic Wire, by Polly Mosendz

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/5/2014 4:46:12 AM

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC,) which advocates for digital privacy, has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over the 2012 Facebook mood manipulation study. EPIC claims Facebook violated laws when it conducted this experiment, as users did not know they were being studied, and did not give their consent. The formal complaint states, "At the time of the experiment, Facebook did not state in the Data Use Policy that user data would be used for research purposes. Facebook also failed to inform users that their personal information would be shared with researchers." While Facebook has not issued an

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 7/5/2014 4:58:45 AM     (No. 9911573)

Facebook is a dumb place to do a broad based study on or about,when they´re mostly a bunch of unemployed,drunk ,stoned derelicts.Going to the beer place is the high light of the day after checking to see if Obama has any new freebies on the way.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/5/2014 7:10:14 AM     (No. 9911650)

I thought this is against the law. Nothing will happen because Zuckerberg is a big donor to the Dems and DOJ will look the other way. Watch.

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