Facebook finds apps giving user ID data to advertisers

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  1. MrBrian

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    From http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101018/ts_alt_afp/usitcompanyprivacyinternetfacebook:
     
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    One reason I do not use apps on Facebook.
     
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    "Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal, in its continuing series of excellent articles about online privacy, released a controversial story about Facebook apps transmitting identification information to outside advertisers — in clear violation of Facebook policies. In response, a number of other media outfits have collectively shrugged their shoulders, maintaining that sending this information happens all the time and no one should be particularly concerned. Did the Journal overreact? Or are others missing the point?" :

    https://www.cdt.org/blogs/justin-brookman/why-facebook-apps-story-problem-entire-web
     
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    same here
     
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    "Facebook will deny those application developers access to "communication channels" for six months, wrote Mike Vernal, on Facebook's blog, late on Friday. The developers number fewer than a dozen, he said."

    Pfff, 6 months probation. Pretty mild slap on the fingers.
     
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