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Facebook delays changes to its privacy policy

Friday, September 06, 2013
This Tuesday, July 16, 2013, photo, shows a sign seen at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

This Tuesday, July 16, 2013, photo, shows a sign seen at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Facebook is delaying a change to its privacy policy after getting slammed by privacy groups who went to the Federal Trade Commission.

The social media giants said it would hold off on implementing its new policy until next week to give it time to review the changes before they take effect.

Opponents claim the policy changes make it easier for the Menlo Park company to use your name and picture in advertisements without your consent.

Facebook says the updated policy is in response to a $20 million class action settlement and that the rules haven't really changed. The new language just makes it clearer.

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