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Facebook Criticized For 'Sponsored Stories' Advertisement Plans

Facebook has found itself embroiled in yet another controversy over privacy.

Last week Facebook said it would make changes to language in its privacy policy that would make it easier for the company to use subscribers' personal data in advertising. The changes would allow Facebook to use individual's images in "sponsored stories" advertisements without payment or permission.

This week six privacy groups, including the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy, asked the Federal Trade Commission to block the proposed changes to Facebook's Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.

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