Friday, November 30, 2007

Facebook Retreats on Online Tracking - New York Times

Back to the "monetization" drawing board for Facebook -- see the full article for more details

Within the last 10 days, more than 50,000 Facebook members have signed a petition objecting to the new program, which sends messages to users’ friends about what they are buying on Web sites like Travelocity.com, TheKnot.com and Fandango. The members want to be able to opt out of the program completely with one click, but Facebook won’t let them.

Late yesterday the company made an important change, saying that it would not send messages about users’ Internet activities without getting explicit approval each time.

Facebook Retreats on Online Tracking - New York Times

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