"Consumers can internalize what goes on in Facebook, and it's driven a far amount of the calls for more privacy," said Brookman. "But all the talk, whether it's from the FTC or in the series of stories last year by the Wall Street Journal, has had an aggregate effect," he added in explaining why the pace has picked up.
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