Archive for January, 2011

Damn sneaky facebook!

On a friend’s FB wall, I read this –

“Between today and tomorrow, the New FB Privacy setting called “Instant Personalization” goes into effect. The new setting shares your data with non-FB sites & it is automatically set to “Enabled”. Go to Account>Privacy Settings>Apps & Websites>Instant Personalization>edit settings & uncheck “Enable”. BTW If your friends don’t do this, they will be sharing info about you as well. Copy and repost”

When I went back and checked, I was shocked find the setting enabled – giving websites worldwide access to my private information (my likes, dislikes, blogs I read, applications I use, etc, etc) …

I think its damn sneaky and horrid of Facebook. They should let users know what they are upto. They just cant allow third-parties to access info like this without alerting FB members. I think FB shouldn’t  over-commercialize its social plug-ins.


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