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>Major Social Networks Giving User Private Data To Advertisers

05/24/2010

>c/o K.Dawson for Slashdot >> WSJ

“superapecommando sends along a Wall Street Journal report that indicates that Facebook’s privacy troubles may be just beginning.

Facebook, MySpace, and several other social networking sites have been sending data to advertising companies that could be used to find consumers’ names and other personal details, despite promises they don’t share such information without consent. The practice, which most of the companies defended, sends user names or ID numbers tied to personal profiles being viewed when users click on ads.”  

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