Facebook Privacy Breach

October 18, 2010

Facebook is once again under fire for leaking users’ private information. This time, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 Facebook applications, including the popular FarmVille, have been transmitting the private, personal information of its user’s, as well as the information of those user’s friends. Bottom line, tens of millions of Facebookers have been affected.

Many of the most popular applications, or “apps,” on the social-networking site Facebook Inc. have been transmitting identifying information—in effect, providing access to people’s names and, in some cases, their friends’ names—to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation.  Click here to read full story.