Facebook shuts down Beacon marketing tool

Facebook says it will shut down its controversial marketing feature Beacon, an application that broadcasts users’ activities, including purchases, on other websites to their Facebook friends.


The feature was adopted in November 2007 and immediately drew complaints from Facebook users who said it invaded their privacy.   


http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/09/21/tech-internet-facebook-beacon.html 


 

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