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Facebook Soups Up Security, Partners with 49 Attorneys General

Zuckerberg to crack down
on inappropriate Pokes

To buttress users against inappropriate conduct and content, Facebook has joined ranks with 49 Attorneys General.

"Building a safe and trusted online experience has been part of Facebook from its outset," said Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly.

"We are proud to join 49 states and the District of Columbia in affirming our commitment to these principles."

Per its agreement with the safety guardians, Facebook committed to:

  • Launch age and identity identification tools
  • Warn children when they are about to divulge personal information to unknown adults
  • Restrict the ability to change one's own listed age
  • Remove inappropriate material, including pornographic websites and groups dedicated to pedophilia, cyber-bullying, incest and other such topics
  • Form safety and privacy guidelines for third party vendors and developers
  • Investigate Facebook users that violate Terms of Service
  • Make users under 18 affirm having read Facebook’s safety tips upon registration

Facereviews has more on the story.

Last year, Attorneys General Andrew Cuomo of New York and Anne Milgram of New Jersey filed subpoenas against Facebook for its lax policy toward potential predators.


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