Facebook’s privacy problems are like a centipede with footwear issues.

Robert X. Cringely reports on yet more issues with FaceBook and its gaming industry collecting private information from FaceBook users without their knowledge or consent. We already knew there had been a technical snafoo where UIDs — personally identifiable information which can be used to collect your profile information, including your list of friends and their email addresses — could have been used to collect our private information. Now it has been discovered that not only was this going on, but some gaming companies were exploiting it deliberately and have been selling our private information to data warehouses for resale to the highest bidders.

See Cringely’s article at http://www.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/surprise-your-facebook-data-sale-849 for details.


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