As I write this, the vote stands 28,084 for the new language, 130,998 against. So it doesn’t look like this one is going to be a nail biter – or, really, count for anything at all.
Meanwhile, the Euro v FB folks have created their own site, called Our-Policy, in which they lay out the changes they’d like to see made to Facebook’s Don’t-Call-It-A-Privacy-Policy. Among those are things like:
* A site-wide opt-in for sharing, instead of the current opt-out.
* Full access to all data Facebook stores about its users, delivered within 40 days upon request.
* Clear explanations of what Facebook does with its data and its cookies.
* Limits on the use of data for delivering ads.
* Easier ways to delete all or some of our Facebook data.
Admirable goals, all of them. But the odds of Facebook ever adopting them, let alone putting them to a vote? About as likely as a cop obeying the “Keep Out” sign on your door when he’s got a warrant in his back pocket.
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