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Voici notre top 10 des raisons pour lesquelles vous feriez mieux d’arrêter d’utiliser Facebook avant qu’il ne soit trop tard:
Facebook, MySpace and other social networks have apparently been sending personal and identifiable information about users to advertisers without consent, despite assurances to the contrary. Large advertising companies including Google's DoubleClick and Yahoo's Right Media have received information including usernames and ID numbers that could be traced back to individual profiles as users clicked on ads. The data could potentially be used to look up personal information about the user, including real name, age, occupation, location and anything else made public on the profile. Both of the aforementioned companies denied being aware of the "extra" data they were receiving and claim they have not made use of it. The Wall Street Journal reports that since questions were raised about the practice with Facebook and MySpace , both companies have since rewritten at least some of the code that allowed transmission of identifiable data.
Time Magazine's May 31 issue will hit newsstands with a cover and feature story dedicated to the "scary" side of Facebook. The cover art pays homage to the Facebook generation with a mosaic of 1,295 Facebook profile photos, accompanied by a blurb from the feature article: "Facebook ...and how it's redefining privacy. With nearly 500 million users, Facebook is connecting us in new (and scary) ways."
Cherchant une issue à un mariage brisé, une Singapourienne a eu recours à Facebook pour prouver l’infidélité de son mari. Des photos ainsi que la mise à jour de statut par la petite amie de son mari ont été considérées comme des preuves suffisantes par la Cour. Ainsi, cette personne n’aura pas à attendre les trois années habituellement requises pour que son divorce soit finalisé.