The deal authorizes an official complaint from FTC stating that Facebook "uses fraudulent disclosures and settings" that undermine the user's personal information, violating a Facebook-signed Facebook agreement in 2012. Facebook also violated the law, the Federal Trade Commission. in the case of misuse of phone numbers received for account security purposes to target ads to their users. And the company claims to have tricked "tens of millions of users," supposing that the Face Detection feature in the service was not enabled by default when it was actually in place.
"The scale of the $ 5 billion penalty and ease of conduct are unprecedented in FTC history," said Joseph Simons, in a statement. "Relief is designed not only to punish future violations but, more importantly, to change Facebook's entire privacy culture to reduce the likelihood of continuing violations."
Separately Wednesday, the Committee on Valuables the government and exchanges announced that Facebook has agreed to pay $ 1