Another Facebook Privacy Breach

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by runawaybunny, Oct 18, 2010.

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    Facebook in Privacy Breach - Wall Street Journal

    Top-Ranked Applications Transmit Personal IDs, a Journal Investigation Finds

    Many of the most popular applications, or "apps," on the social-networking site Facebook Inc. have been transmitting identifying information—in effect, providing access to people's names and, in some cases, their friends' names—to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found.

    The issue affects tens of millions of Facebook app users, including people who set their profiles to Facebook's strictest privacy settings. The practice breaks Facebook's rules, and renews questions about its ability to keep identifiable information about its users' activities secure.
     
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