Facebook is now requiring outside applications and Web sites to let users know what data they collect from online profiles before asking permission from users for private information, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. "With this new authorization process, when you log into an application with your Facebook account, the application will only be able to access the public parts of your profile by default," a company spokesman said, calling the new step an effort to provide "more transparency and control over the information you share with third-party applications and Web sites." Critics of the site, meanwhile, are continuing to urge the site to make all user information private by default.
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