Facebook Admits Ad Service Tracks Logged-Off Users
Facebook's controversial Beacon ad system tracks users' off-Facebook activities even if those users are logged off from the social-networking site and have previously declined having their activities on specific external sites broadcast to their Facebook friends, a company spokesman said via e-mail over the weekend.
Right. So, erm. Facebook owns you in more evil ways than you ever thought. Pretty cool, eh? Even now that Facebook is caught red-handed with their spyware, the social networking site has only provided a partial opt-out option for the Beacon program. So, basically, it sounds like they’ll still track as much as they can and you can’t do a thing about it.
Spyware. Spyware behind a site that everyone wants to be in more than a strip club with an all-you-can-eat buffet. Sounds like a great place but really too good to be true, innit.
For those not knowing my previous posts on the terror that is Facebook, I offer links for your reading enjoyment. Don’t forget the comments, especially the ones about trying to delete your Facebook account. (Searches on deleting Facebook accounts come a close second to resetting nvram as my most popular posts.)
See also: (in order from earliest to latest)
Social networks become social handicaps
A little complaint about Facebook
OK, maybe I do have something against Facebook
Evidently, Facebook owns me
Some thoughts and then the next post will not be about Facebook. Promise.
Erm, no. Still not interested in Facebook. Ta.