After noon Pacific time Monday, Facebook will probably never again ask its customers about their privacy wishes. That’s because 300 million accounts (approximately 1/3 of all accounts) must cast a “we want to have input” vote by that deadline. Less than 1 million have done so to date.
Facebook set up the voting system in 2009 in response to customer complaints about ad hoc changes in privacy settings. And it lost a class action suit in California over sharing without permission.