'Like' Button Follows Web Users. Internet users tap Facebook Inc.'
S "Like" and Twitter Inc.' S "Tweet" buttons to share content with friends. But these tools also let their makers collect data about the websites people are visiting. These so-called social widgets, which appear atop stories on news sites or alongside products on retail sites, notify Facebook and Twitter that a person visited those sites even when users don't click on the buttons, according to a study done for The Wall Street Journal. These widgets are prolific. Your Value Your Change Short position appear on 20% and 25% of those sites, respectively. The widgets, which were created to make it easy to share content with friends and to help websites attract visitors, are a potentially powerful way to track Internet users. For this to work, a person only needs to have logged into Facebook or Twitter once in the past month.
Twitter says it doesn't use such browsing data and deletes it "quickly. " Mr. —Geoffrey A. Write to Amir Efrati at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracking performed by social networks. In this blog post I analyze methods of user tracking which are performed by popular social network websites such as Facebook , Twitter , Xing , and recently Google+ . Each of these social networks have buttons (called Like , Tweet , Visitors , and +1 buttons) which are installed on numerous websites. I try to put some light on the actions performed by those buttons and how they track users around the web, even when they don't click those buttons. All these buttons have one thing in common: they are embedded in websites all around the web and load resources (scripts, images, etc.) which are fetched from the social networking website or their content delivery partners.
The website operator embedding these buttons does not have the complete control over what content is loaded in the context of the user's browser viewing the website. In the next paragraphs I show some details about the code of these buttons and what happens when users view the webpage located at . Facebook Struggles to Explain Its Web-Tracking Practices. Facebook’s business is built on trust, but that trust has been shaken over the past few weeks by criticism and speculation regarding how it uses browser cookies to get data about users.
Facebook fixes ID cookie glitch. Cookies espions : Facebook réfute, avant pourtant de corriger. Voilà encore un épisode qui ne devrait guère profiter à l’image du réseau social.
Quelques jours plus tôt, un hacker australien, Nik Cubrilovic, révélait que Facebook pouvait continuer à collecter des données sur la navigation de ses utilisateurs après que ceux-ci se soient déconnectés. Par le biais d’un de ses ingénieurs, Arturo Bejar, sans donc emprunter le canal officiel, la firme américaine avait réfuté toute indiscrétion, niant tout traçage de l’activité des internautes. With ‘frictionless sharing,’ Facebook and news orgs push boundaries of online privacy. Facebook again may have gone too far in its quest to make privacy obsolete, and this time some news organizations could get burned by going along with it.
Facebook spent years making it easier for us to share by building its network and placing “Like” buttons across the Web. Its latest idea goes much further, turning sharing into a thoughtless process in which everything we read, watch or listen to is shared with our friends automatically. Encouraging sharing is great. Priv3 Selectively Stops Third-Party Sites from Sending Your Info to Facebook, Google, Twitter, and More.
Facebook Privacy List for Adblock Plus. Facebook Disconnect. And I believe that you believe that argument.
I believe even that Zuckerberg believes it. Very rarely is there a Gargamoyle sitting in a tower plotting the downfall of the smurfs. Most times it's just someone with the best of intentions. In this case your argument is that you just want the information so as to provide people what they want. Okay - fair enough. And next comes the only real reply that's available to you. Now - you don't state anything directly paternalistic in your reply. Sorry you need to try harder to see this from the other point of view. The first of these signs is the fact that you don't address the very obvious counter argument I just laid out. The second such sign of critical impairment is the fact that you are marginalising your opponents as "tin foil hat" people - or as ignorants who couldn't possibly understand.
Facebook denies cookie tracking allegations. Update: Facebook fixes cookie behavior after logging out.
Over the weekend, self-proclaimed hacker Nik Cubrilovic accused Facebook of tracking its users even if they log out of the social network. The company has denied the claims and has offered an explanation as to why its cookies behave the way they do.
Facebook Tracks and Traces Everyone: Like This! by Arnold Roosendaal. TNO Information and Communication Technology in DelftNovember 30, 2010 Tilburg Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 03/2011 Abstract: Numerous websites have implemented the Facebook Like button to let Facebook members share their interests, therewith promoting websites or news items. It is, thus, an important business tool for content providers. However, this article shows that the tool is also used to place cookies on the user’s computer, regardless whether a user actually uses the button when visiting a website.
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