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New Facebook change alarms users nationally, here in Rochester

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- From your kid brother to your great-grandmother, it seems everyone has their hand in the social media cookie jar in some facet. 

But one big change to Facebook's privacy policy is alarming users both across the globe and here in Rochester. 

 The change will allow Facebook to take their user's images and info and use them in "sponsored stories" or advertisements on the site. 

"That's something that is pushing me towards possibly deleting my Facebook," said University of Minnesota Rochester student Courtney Dack. 

The policy extends to all Facebook users, even minors. 

In order to calm Facebook users' fears, one local social media expert says the tech company needs to start a dialogue about social media on social media. 

 "They need to make that extra effort, and maybe explain it in terms that people will actually understand," said MLT Group Project Manager Alex Gillett.
 
Gillett also said Facebook users need to take time to review the site's policies.

"Unfortunately, a lot of people still don't go in and check those things, check those boxes. They just want to get to their Facebook page, get rolling, and post," said Gillett. 
 

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