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Facebook Calls Big Privacy Meeting

10:00 AM -- Facebook has called a company-wide meeting on privacy this afternoon, the All Facebook blog reports.

Users have been up in arms about the site's latest privacy changes, which took away users' ability to hide basic information, like their "Interests." And according to The Financial Times, European data protection officials aren't too fond of them either.

Tuesday's New York Times Q&A with VP of public policy Elliot Schrage didn't do much to quell the outrage. His responses -- which included statements like "If you’re not comfortable sharing, don’t" -- have been called "borderline arrogant" and "consistent, contrived, and predictable."

In iPad news:

  • Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s latest iPad commercial was unleashed on the world yesterday. In the commercial, a man's gravelly voice lovingly showers the device with compliments -- starting with "thin" and "beautiful" -- before declaring dramatically, "It's already a revolution -- and it's only just begun." See for yourself:



  • The iPad will likely be sold at Wal-Mart later this year, Walmart SVP of entertainment Gary Severson told Bloomberg. iPods are already sold through the retail giant.

    — Erin Barker, Digital Content Reporter, Light Reading Cable

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