I’ve had a Facebook account for a few months now. I don’t use it as much as my MySpace, but I do use it (especially more lately). I noticed that there is a petition going around there that warns users about some “Beacon” software that literally tells everyone on your friends list what purchases you’ve made online! To me that’s insane!! Well, a ton of others felt the same way – in fact, over 50,000 users on Facebook felt that way also!
I was scanning my “Latest Headlines” on my Firefox that reports from BBC News “Protests force Facebook to change” – the users of Facebook actually accomplished something with their petition!!
I’d never signed up for the Beacon software on my account. But I’d surely be PISSED if what I was buying was being popped up all over Facebook! Don’t people think of these things before they make software?
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