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Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users’ feeds to see if their moods could be changed.
A consumer privacy group has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission accusing Facebook of breaking the law when it performed a psychological experiment of its users without their knowledge or consent.
Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg did not apologize for the company’s psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 users, but instead said the move was “poorly communicated.”
Google is acquiring a mood-based digital streaming music service called Songza, the company announced Tuesday.
Facebook is getting a face-full of outrage Monday from privacy advocates after it was revealed that the social network conducted a psychological experiment on unwitting users.