Blogger claims that Facebook keeps tracking users after they have logged out

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by MrBrian, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. MrBrian

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    Great, it's even ignoring web standards.
     
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    Facebook Defends Getting Data From Logged-Out Users

    Facebook Defends Getting Data From Logged-Out Users - Wall Street Journal Blog
     
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    This shooting self in the foot issue seems awful familiar *points at past Google issues* Facebook is always doing this, pushing the limits of privacy until someone screams. Then, they back off a while, let the storm pass, and try to push the limits again. It's something users should expect to be dealing with so long as Facebook stays hot, and as long as Zuckerburg is at the helm. The guy is the Eric Schmidt of Facebook.
     
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    +1 Spot on
     
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    The irony is Zuckerburg & facebook eventually have to back down with some of the things they implement making starting out with them in first place pointless. What they should do is ask the users first.
     
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    From Facebook tracking prompts call for FTC probe:
     
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    Indeed.....aaand the cookie is back.
    But now it's there to 'identify suspicious login activity and keep users safe'. Of course.

    "...the cookie in question - datr - was removed and was no longer being set for logged in or logged out users when they visited a page integrating Facebook.
    Today, that cookie is back. It is being set by all the third-party sites that we tested.
    " from Nik Cubrilovic blog
     
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