Description: A Facebook representative said in a statement was taking steps to “dramatically limit” exposure of users’ personal information to companies.
Source: Cnn.com Tech
Date: Oct 18, 2010
Many of Facebook’s most popular apps are sharing personally identifiable information of their users with dozens of advertising and Internet-tracking companies, in violation of the social-networking giant’s own rules, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
The issue provides access to users’ names and, in some cases, the names of the app user’s friends to at least 25 advertising and data firms, the Journal reported Click here for rest of story
Questions for discussion:
- Is there anything wrong with sharing Facebook info with marketers? Why or Why not?
- Do you feel that this issue will scare away Facebook users or reduce usage of Facebook? Why or Why not?
- What should Facebook do as a result of this situation? Is this a technical issue or a branding issue?