I just read a mildly disturbing article from Chris Matyszczyk with CNET about Facebook. Once again, they are tracking us based on “likes” on other websites even when we have not logged into our Facebook accounts in ages. How? Well a little thing called script and cookies.
Should you be concerned? Well, in the grand scheme of things I say “yes and no,” because what are you the average reader doing on the internet that you should not be doing? If they are selling this information to the government as so many think, who really cares? Unless you’re planning something you shouldn’t be.
On the other hand, if they are selling the data to insurance companies, credit card agencies, or the like….well…that just ain’t right. Want to read the article for yourself? Keep reading.
There are those for whom Facebook is a way of life.
They commit themselves to it because it’s automatic and just so self-empowering.
Many would not have been concerned when, this weekend, a hacker called Nik Cubrilovic offered the interesting information that Facebook seemed to be sucking in data from even those users who have actually logged out.
Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20111936-71/facebook-we-do-track-logged-out-users-but-trust-us/#ixzz1Z9qZHOhL