From Pine View Farm

Facebook Frolics 2

And this surprises us how?

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.



  1. Barbara

    October 18, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I am a school teacher and we had to sign a “social network” clause that we would not divulge info about students…no biggie for me……

  2. Frank

    October 18, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    It almost seems redundant to require that, but it’s probably required because other persons have slipped up.

    I worked on the railroad for 24 years.  There are hundreds of safety rules.  Every safety rule represents an injury.

    In a larger context, anyone who trusts Facebook to respect privacy just hasn’t been paying attention.  As I read somewhere–I would cite it if I remembered where but I think I quoted here once–if you use a social network, remember that you are not the user.  You–or at least your data–are the product.