Jessica Guynn with the LA Times reported, "In a letter sent to Zuckerberg on Monday, the groups asked Facebook to be 'responsive to the rights of Facebook users to control their personal information and to participate in the governance of Facebook.' European regulators also said Monday that they expect Facebook to give European users the right to accept or reject whether they want to share their personal information with Facebook affiliates such as photo-sharing service Instagram."
The Telegraph's Christopher Williams noted, "The new rules, announced last week and due to come into force after a consultation closes on Wednesday, are designed to allow Facebook to blend details of members activities with personal data from Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app it acquired earlier this year. The resulting single profiles of people across multiple services could result in more accurate targeted advertising."
And CNN's John D. Sutter wrote, "Facebook will hold a vote, possibly later this week, in which it will ask users to abolish their right to vote on changes to the social network's privacy policies. The social network announced last week that it was seeking comments on its proposal to take away its users' right to vote on these sorts of changes. If 7,000 comments are received by Wednesday then Facebook, by its own rules, will hold a referendum on the topic. That threshold appears to have been met -- as of Monday morning, there were more than 12,000 comments on Facebook's English-language post -- which should trigger the third vote in the social network's history."
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