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By GEOFFREY A. FOWLER And EMILY STEEL Facebook Inc. said that a data broker has been paying application developers for identifying user information, and that it had placed some developers on a six-month suspension from its site because of the practice.
There is a good article in CNN Money about RapLeaf, its ties to Facebook, and the impact of data mining on privacy . In this latest data breach, RapLeaf obtained from Facebook applications (commonly referred to as "apps") the IDs of Facebook members, merged the data with its own database, and then resold that combined data to advertising networks. You never heard of RapLeaf before?
By EMILY STEEL And GEOFFREY A. FOWLER
FB to encrypt users IDs
This morning Facebook announced a proposed solution to the user ID problem that the Wall Street Journal “exposed” over the weekend. While sufficient if the sharing of user data was truly inadvertent, we aren’t quite sure that this is going to truly prevent the sharing of user data.
Two members of the U.S. Congress Tuesday hit Facebook with a series of questions about the latest privacy issues surrounding the site's most popular applications.
Three times over the past six months, web browsers' referrer headers have played a major role in major privacy issues.
Washington correspondent Kim Landers and wires Updated Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:29pm AEDT
On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that many of the most popular Facebook application developers, including Zynga Game Network whose apps include FarmVille, Texas HoldEm Poker and FrontierVille, “have been transmitting identifying information — in effect, providing access to people’s names and, in some cases, their friends’ names — to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies.”
Most Facebook users have not, as is often charged, lost their sense of appropriate behaviour; rather, the site has relaxed some social rules, argues Kathleen Richardson During a recent trip to Peru, my friend and I sampled the local delicacy: guinea pig. I was about to share this fact with my network of friends on Facebook (including adding a photograph of my friend with the little creature's leg sticking out of her mouth), but decided against it, thinking that it might be too horrific for my animal-loving friends. I am not the only one who thinks twice before posting particular kinds of photographs or status messages. As a social anthropologist and user of Facebook, I have been studying Facebook habits for more than two years.
facebook-user-sues-farmville-maker-zynga-for-violating-the-privacy-rights-of-millions-of-americans-105261453SAN FRANCISCO , Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A class action lawsuit filed yesterday challenges Zynga's alleged practice of illegally sharing the Facebook user data of its customers with advertisers and data brokers.
The Wall Street Journal today reports that many Facebook applications are handing over user information—specifically, Facebook IDs—to online advertisers.
We got the news yesterday that Facebook apps may be misusing personal information , and now members of Congress are getting involved . Two congressmen wrote a joint letter to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg containing 18 questions they'd like him to answer.
By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries Lawsuits in California and Rhode Island are taking aim at Facebook and its largest application maker, Zynga, alleging that they violated federal law by sending identifying information about their users to advertisers and Internet tracking companies.
Facebook privacy policies are certified and monitored by TRUSTe , a private company that makes a big business out of issuing privacy seals for thousands of web sites. In response to Facebook's recent privacy breach, in which apps developers shared private data about Facebook users, Fran Maier, President of TRUSTe, issued the following statements:
(via Ian Brown ) In a remarkable turn of events, Facebook has agreed to add significant new privacy safeguards and make other changes in response to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s recent investigation into the popular social networking site’s privacy policies and practices.
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