Groups Urge Facebook to Abandon Privacy Changes

Two consumer watchdogs are urging Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to back off proposed changes to its policies that they say would curb the rights of its 1 billion-plus users and make more personal information available to advertisers without users' explicit consent in violation of a privacy settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. In a letter sent to Zuckerberg, the groups asked Facebook to be "responsive to the rights of Facebook users to control their personal information and to participate in the governance of Facebook."