Facebook in Privacy Breach–Wall Street Journal

The big story today is about Facebook privacy breach as reported by Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The main story can be found here. This time, Facebook apps, which are typically designed by third party vendors, were found transmitting our information outside Facebook. This was happening even when one used the highest privacy settings. A video discussing this issue is here. The story has become big with politicians jumping into the fray.

NY Times doesn’t have a story yet, but their  Bits blog wrote a short post about it today. Businessweek, not a long time back had reported on something Facebook’s strategy to leverage the user network in a story titled “Facebook Sells Your Friends.” Although it is not same as today’s WSJ story, the bottom line is clear—if you want to be a part of the Facebook social network, you have to define privacy differently.

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