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Monday, May 16, 2011

California Bill Would Force Change to Facebook Privacy Settings

A new bill proposed in California could force Facebook and other social networking sites to strip out personal information for children at a parent's request.

The the Social Networking Privacy Act -- would require Facebook and others to carefully police which pieces of information on individuals under age 18 are accessible to the public. It would also provide a means for concerned parents to demand that a site take down their children's information, or face stiff fines as high as $10,000.
Facebook which has wrestled with the issue of privacy over the years, isn't exactly happy with the bill.

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