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Facebook puts privacy changes to vote
After receiving heavy criticism from a number of determined users, Facebook agreed that it would put changes to its privacy policies to a vote from its users. Changes include the ability to keep user date for more than 180 days, as well as use that data to provide ads on third-party websites. Austrian law student Max Schrems claimed credit for Facebook's decision. Votes have gone against the proposed changes but the exercise will be largely academic: Facebook said that any change would need a 30 percent turnout of active users to be binding, equating to roughly 270 million users. With over 150,000 votes so far, there is still two days for the remaining 269.85 million people to turn up.