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Weekly News: New Default Privacy Settings

The weekly ritual, new privacy settings rolled out. Here's a good overview of FB's recent troubles. Key quotes:

"**They've lost the users' trust**. That's the problem,"said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, an advocacy group. "In the earlier days, there was time to regain it. It's not so clear now. I think it's getting more serious than making changes and moving on."

"Facebook wants to be the social center of the Web, and any social interaction that takes place on the Web they want to be in control of,"said Debra Aho Williamson, a senior analyst at research firm eMarketer. "If its plan succeeds, that could be a big problem. They will have access to too much information."