November 27, 2012, 4:17 PM — Two consumer interest groups are asking Facebook to withdraw its proposed changes that would, among other issues, remove the ability for users to vote on modifications to Facebook's data usage and privacy policies. The company also wants to change how you filter incoming messages on Facebook, and Facebook wants to freely share user data between companies it owns, such as Instagram.
The Center for Digital Democracy and the Electronic Privacy Information Center said in an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the planned changes "raise privacy risks for users, may be contrary to law, and violate [Facebook's] previous commitments to users about site governance." The social network may have been trying to slip the changes under the radar, announcing them the day before Thanksgiving.
Do you really want the vote?