Schumer calls for privacy guidelines for websites

(AP) - A New York senator wants the Federal TradeCommission to craft guidelines for how social networking websitescan use and share personal information about their users.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday he had written a letter tothe FTC in response to the launch of new features on Facebook lastweek.

The company says the new features will encourage social activityacross the Web.

But Schumer says new privacy policies adopted by the socialnetwork limit the ability of users to control how much aboutthemselves gets shared with sites that partner with Facebook.

He says the FTC should set guidelines for how social networkingsites use and share private information.

Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes says the company has introducedtools that restrict what information gets shared.

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