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Facebook sued over claims it tracks users' activity
« on: October 02, 2011, 03:25:37 AM »
Facebook sued over claims it tracks users' activity after they log off
October 02, 2011


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FACEBOOK is being sued by a group of users over claims it tracks their online activity after they log off.

The claims were exposed by an Australian technology blogger, Nik Cubrilovic, who conducted tests that revealed that when users log out, the site does not delete tracking ''cookies'' but modifies them, keeping information that can identify users as they surf the internet.

The company has told users cookie files installed on their computers to track interactions with Facebook applications and websites are removed when they log off, according to a complaint in the US federal court in San Jose, California. Facebook admitted last week that the cookies track internet activity after users log off, according to the suit.

''This admission came only after an Australian technology blogger exposed Facebook's practice of monitoring members who have logged out, although he brought the problems to the defendant's attention a year ago,'' the complaint states.

Facebook sued over claims it tracks users' activity

But then... we always knew that right?

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« Last Edit: October 02, 2011, 03:28:19 AM by zorgon »

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Re: Facebook sued over claims it tracks users' activity
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 07:07:02 AM »
Mark Zuckerberg has morals that fall far short of what i find acceptable.  This bleeds into the day to day operations of his company and is ingrained in the culture.  This article is a perfect representation of this.

Early on he was quoted as saying (regarding students who first signed up to use his early version of Facebook), "They are stupid enough to give me their personal information."

Nuff said.

Facebook is not allowed to be accessed on any of the 3 computers in my house that I lay claim to (my personal laptop, my work laptop, and my desktop/media server).  I treat it like a porn site:  dangerous and unnecessary.

 


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