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The FTC is bringing some changes to Facebook

Nov 14, 2011
The popular social networking platform is about to face some new restrictions by the Federal Trade Commission around privacy. We'll see if users 'like' them.

Facebook privacy rules could cause ripples

Nov 14, 2011
The Federal Trade Commission steps up its rules on how companies write and change their privacy policies

Labor Board says employees can talk about work on social media

Nov 9, 2010
So it's probably not the best idea to complain about your boss on Twitter or Facebook -- but the National Labor Relations Board argues that workers have the right to discuss working conditions on social media, positive or otherwise.

What happens to your Facebook data now?

Oct 20, 2010
By now you may have heard that your Facebook data may have been taken by third party application developers and moved over to ad companies. The Wall Street Journal reported that of the top 10 apps on Facebook, all 10 were engaged in this practice. Some of them were even capturing info about your friends and then selling it. So what happens now?

Facebook users angry over privacy

May 20, 2010
Facebook is expected to deliver a mea culpa of sorts as early as today. The social network has made a number of changes to its privacy policy -- allowing it to share users' information. Janet Babin reports it seems a lot of its users are waiting for an explanation.

Facebook to take over location-based marketing

May 12, 2010
Location-based marketing is fast becoming a pivotal next step for the social media-aware business. And when Facebook unveils its new service, it'll be the biggest player in the market. Janet Babin reports.

Time to worry about Facebook's data?

May 10, 2010
Facebook recently launched its new "like" button, which lets you flag all kinds of preferences to share with friends. Commentator Farhad Manjoo explains how popularity will make these little buttons powerful.

For public good, not for profit.

McDonald's to use location-based media

May 7, 2010
Location-based applications are where it's at today -- software for your smartphone that allows users to share where they are. The business opportunities have not gone unnoticed. Jeff Tyler explains.

More info sharing for Facebook users

Apr 20, 2010
Facebook wants to adapt its site to incorporate updates from non-Facebook sites, which would lead to a lot of potential for targeted ads. This also means more info for advertisers on your browsing habits. Jennifer Collins reports.

Why you should care about Foursquare

Mar 18, 2010
CNET reporter Caroline McCarthy talks with Kai Ryssdal about what Foursqaure is, and whether it has the potential to become the next Facebook.