Facebook v. Europe

Friday, October 26, 2012


Europe has long taken a harder line towards global internet companies who make privacy incursions against their users and Facebook is no exception.  In the last few months, a couple of high-profile cases have seen European privacy fears realized.  We asked Marketplace reporter Christopher Werth to talk to a few of the people in Europe who’ve run up against Facebook recently to see if their experiences might tell us something about Facebook’s prospective practices in the US. 

The Outside Joke - My Mom’s on Facebook


Billy Hawkes and Max Schrems

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Bob Garfield


Christopher Werth

Comments [2]


I like Facebook as a family newspaper, allowing all my relatives to see simultaneously what's going on with each of us. That's it. I don't want Facebook involved in my other online activities. So, it was a shock to see the email address of a friend, who does not have a Facebook account, on my Facebook page. How that happened I'd like to know. I've never linked anything from Facebook to this friend. Did Facebook somehow get into my email accounts to see and capture my contacts?

Oct. 29 2012 01:18 PM
Stacy from Nashville, Tennessee

Great segment- as far as it goes...

Thanks to the newest information about Facebook that OTM has provided, I've received additional support for my decision not to list myself on Facebook.

My qualified praise stems from OTM's failure to provide the information I need to discover just what personal information Facebook has otherwise obtained and how I may make Facebook delete it from its archives.

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report

Oct. 28 2012 03:07 PM

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