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November 28, 2014
Social networking firms including Facebook and Twitter are being told to make it clearer to members how they collect and use their data, reports BBC.co.uk. A report by the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee says the firms’ terms and conditions are far too long and complex. The MPs say users may not be aware of how their details can be used by websites and apps. The Chairman of the Committee, Andrew Miller MP, pointed to an experiment where Facebook had manipulated users’ emotions by varying the stories they saw in their newsfeeds. He said this “highlighted serious concerns about the extent to which ticking the “terms and conditions” box can be said to constitute informed consent when it comes to the varied ways data is now being used by many websites and apps.”RSS