FTC privacy complaint launched against Facebook


Eight groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook's new privacy settings for its 350 million users. The 29-page complaint accuses Facebook of deceptive practices, violating "user expectations" and diminishing privacy.

The ringleader is the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a Washington, D.C.-based group focused on civil liberties, although it's also joined by nine other consumer protective groups, including the American Library Association, in the complaint.