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New facebook changes are not so private

"I think there is less privacy than before," said Marine Perot. "I think there is less privacy than before," said Marine Perot.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Are you worried about your online reputation and information now that big changes are underway for facebook?

Facebook has hit a nerve. That's the word from consumer groups, to lawmakers to those of you who let us know. There are concerns about the changes.

What's the problem? People are worried new features like the ticker, and upcoming timeline cross the line They say users are losing too much control over how their personal information is distributed.

Ticker is a real-time activity feed from your friends. Meanwhile timeline, which is due out in the next few weeks, actually digs up long forgotten status updates and posts.

Now, much of the information that goes out is automated, and some users feel the company is tapping too deeply into your data.

We spoke to people in Cape Girardeau today about the changes.

"I think there is less privacy than before," said Marine Perot. "Now it seems that we can barely choose who can see what and everybody is sharing with everybody."

Meanwhile, lawmakers are calling for an investigation. They are saying the social networking site was tracking websites users visit, even after they long on to the account.

Facebook claims it stopped the practice, but those two members of congress say it needs to be looked into anyway.

Online:

-Adjusting your Privacy settings

-Privacy Issues

-What you need to know

-More on the new look

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