The move sparked protests from some privacy advocates, who complained to the FTC that Facebook broke the terms of a 2011 court order. The order said that Facebook must get consent from users before making changes that override their privacy preferences. It also required that Facebook change its policies to more clearly explain to members how their data would be used. […]
On Wednesday afternoon, FTC spokesman Peter Kaplan said that the agency had contacted Facebook after learning about the policy changes, and that the discussions were a routine part of monitoring the company’s compliance with the court order.