Facebook Games, Leaking User ID's & Data
I caught wind of another interesting article over at "Venture Beat" which covers a story that broke by "The Wall Street Journal".
Here is the Link to the "Wall Street Journal" artile which io quoted from above.
It seems Facebook is right now under damage control initiatives according to this article above. Where they provide a follow-up comment from Facebook themselves mentioning that the user ID and data leaks occurred due to "URL Referrers".
Let's see how this turns out in the news.
I can't say I'm surprised. The whole point behind social networking sites is data mining, which is why whether I have my privacy settings maxed or not, I don't put any sensitive data up.
I'm not surprised either. It still amazes me how much personal info people are willing to add to these kind of sites.
I just use Facebook for communication with friends and relatives.
No unnecessary information, I already KNOW whose cousin I am thanks.
I don't play Facebook games, since there are a TON of free flash games out there already, and I barely have time already to play the games I paid for and WANT to play.
Someone wise said "On Facebook YOU are the product."
and users should at least be aware of what is happening to their personal info, if they continue to provide it then at least they do so (as said on the Star Trek:The Next Generation episode Darmok) "With Eyes Opened".
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