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CREATED Sep. 6, 2013
Six public interest groups are asking the Federal Trade Commission to block upcoming changes to Facebook's privacy policies.
In a letter to the FTC, the groups state the policy allows your picture to be used in a product or store ad on Facebook without your consent.
Facebook said the updated policy was in response to a recent $20,000,000 class-action settlement over its privacy protections, adding the new language makes it clear that you are granting Facebook permission to use your name, profile picture and content when you use its services.
Many people are taking to, where else, Facebook to express your concerns in posts they want the public to see.
Kevin posted, "Absolutely, I want them to ask for my consent. The pictures I post are for my friends to see only, not for public use..."
Michelle said, "If Facebook wants marketing pictures, let them photograph pictures themselves. They would be stealing not only people's pictures, but their privacy."
Linda offering some advice writing, "Don't post a picture you don't want the world to see. Once it's posted too late to consent or not."
Mark not seeing the changes as a big deal writing, "U post it, they get it, they can use it."
Facebook says it's only clarifying what it does with user information and is not changing it's ad practices.