Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wants the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to provide guidelines to social networking sites on user's private information, according to a report in thehill.com.
The initiative by Schumer comes as Facebook has begun providing user's information to third-party sites that users used to be able to prevent from being shared.
"Hundreds of millions of people use social networking sites like Facebook, Myspace and Twitter every day," Schumer said. "These sites have helped reconnect old friends, allow families from far away to stay in touch, and created new friendships; overall they provide a great new way to communicate.
"As these sites become more and more popular, however, it's vitally important that safeguards are in place that provide users with control over their personal information to ensure they don't receive unwanted solicitations."
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