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Monday, October 18, 2010

Facebook privacy snafu, part 39.

“Three of the top 10 apps, including FarmVille, also have been transmitting personal information about a user’s friends to outside companies.”

Says a Wall Street investigation. Why is that when Facebook’s in the news, it’s for issues related to privacy. Even their new groups feature has problems in this regard. While an improvement over the lists function because it lets you create groups of up to 250 people, people you don’t know in their network can join your group too. What part does Facebook not get? This default share everything mindset they have is the main problem. Millenials may have a more open approach when it comes to being nonchalant about online privacy issues, but not everyone is willing to share everything. Hard to believe a company eyeing the one billion user mark won’t also reach a tipping point over privacy mishaps if this keeps up.

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