Facebook apps leak user information to tracking companies: WSJ

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Facebook apps leak user information to tracking companies: WSJ

Post by NewsOnline on Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:17 am

Facebook apps leak user information to tracking companies: WSJ

Facebook users are inadvertently providing access to their names and in some cases even their friend's names to advertising and Internet tracking companies, through some popular applications, the Wall Street Journal said.

According to the Journal's investigation, the issue affects tens of millions of Facebook app users, including people who set their profiles to Facebook's strictest privacy settings, the paper said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69H0QS20101018


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