Facebook Users Fail To Block Voting, Data Sharing Changes

Law360, New York (December 11, 2012, 3:12 PM EST) -- Despite overwhelming opposition in Facebook Inc.’s largest-ever vote on Monday, the company is in the clear to implement changes to its privacy and governance policies that include the expansion of the site’s ability to share user data with its affiliates.

Over a weeklong voting period, about 589,000 users voted against the changes and about 79,000 supported them. To actually affect the outcome, the site required a vote from at least 30 percent of its claimed 1 billion active users. Facebook said the changes take effect Tuesday....
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