Facebook Beacon – more trouble than it’s worth?


Today in a news article here it is revealed by security researchers that Facebooks Beacon technology is actually monitoring and transmitting information about your web surfing habits back to Facebook even if you tell it you don’t want it to do that.  This here is one of my major concerns about social networks like Facebook and about how things may well be misused in the interests of "serving you better".

Long story short – if you don’t want your details out there, don’t use social networking sites like Facebook and their ilk or else you’re inviting potential disclosure of information that you believe is private.

Category: Rants
Published: 3/12/2007 10:50 AM

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