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Facebook continues to face heat over privacy

Facebook’s announcement last week of simpler privacy settings was a good first step, users and privacy advocates said. But the company is continuing to sweat it out from pressure around the world that it still isn’t doing enough. And the biggest concerns revolve around their policy to share information about users unless their subscribers proactively opt-out.