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dyar

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Facebook Users Heads-Up
« on: December 03, 2007, 10:09:33 AM »
From PC World Magazine: "A Computer Associates security researcher is sounding the alarm that Facebook's controversial Beacon online ad system goes much further than anyone has imagined in tracking people's Web activities outside the popular social networking site."

Beacon can even track your activities on eBay while you're not logged on to Facebook.

Here is info on How to Block Facebook Beacon.




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Re: Facebook Users Heads-Up
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 09:42:13 PM »
Thanks for that warning, Dyar!
A couple of my co-workers have sent me "invites" to join Facebook and see their pages, but I have been leery. Now I know why! :0195

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Re: Facebook Users Heads-Up
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 10:18:11 PM »
Beacon -- what an odd "service". Why would anyone not want to opt out? Is it beneficial for a person's Facebook friends to see where they're browsing or what they're buying?

  

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