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Sporkman
October 18th, 2010, 01:45 PM
Report: Facebook apps transmitted personal info

Breach includes users who set all their information to be completely private

The Associated Press

NEW YORK The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users' personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies.

The newspaper said Monday that the breach also includes users who set all their information to be completely private. And in some cases, it says, the apps provided access to friends' names...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39718929/ns/technology_and_science-security/

Oxwivi
October 18th, 2010, 01:50 PM
Do you have the link to the actual article?

Paul820
October 18th, 2010, 01:52 PM
That is why i never have or never will use Facebook. It's all about the advertising on there. It might be a great place to meet your friends but it all boils down to money and they will do anything to make it, even if there is a breach of privacy.

Sporkman
October 18th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Do you have the link to the actual article?

No sorry, just that "the Wall Street Journal reported..." cover article.

ronnielsen1
October 18th, 2010, 02:12 PM
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304772804575558484075236968.html


Do you have the link to the actual article?

Deamos
October 18th, 2010, 02:13 PM
I thought this was painfully obvious. 3rd party application developers on almost any platform are granted rights to exist and execute by the system they are on, leaving a gaping hole of trust from the user. Some of these 3rd parties are not entirely trustworthy with you information. Take a look at this article from Ars Technica.

Link (http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/10/iphone-user-privacy-at-risk-from-apps-that-transmit-personal-info.ars)

Bottom line is, you're going to lose privacy somewhere along the lines. It sucks and is unfortunate, but this is the way our world seems to be going..

NightwishFan
October 18th, 2010, 02:22 PM
I generally use as minimal information as possible, and never sign up for 3rd party addons for most things. (Off the top of my head I can only think of things like Gwibber I used). Not a big fan of Facebook, though I use it to stay in touch.

fatality_uk
October 18th, 2010, 03:36 PM
GASP** Unsecured social network allows unsecured 3rd parties to transmit unsecured data. Who ever saw this coming?