Fayette County Asks Facebook to Tighten Teen Privacy

4:10 PM, Oct 31, 2013   |    comments
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Fayette County leaders want Facebook to tighten its privacy regulations on teenagers who use the social media giant.

Channel 2 Action News reports that Fayette County commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution asking that Facebook not allow its young users to select relaxed privacy settings that allow public access to a user's portfolio on the site.

Facebook recently announced changes that allow users between the ages of 13 to 17 to make their posts, pictures and videos public, rather than just a user's friends on the site.

The commission's resolution said the move opens young users to threats and accused the company of putting potential advertising revenues over safety.

 

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