Posts Tagged ‘User information’

 

An article on CNET says that a data broker has been buying identifying Facebook user information from app developers. This announcement was made because many popular Facebook apps were transmitting user IDs, which can be used to look up a users’ names and, in some cases, the names of the app user’s friends, to at least 25 advertising and data firms. The article also adds that Facebook modified its policy to require developers to use the anonymous identifiers when working with ad networks.

It can’t be denied that Facebook is now becoming the leading social networks with more than 500 million users (Source from The Age). Facebook is also a social networks site that users can share their personal information, not just their background, but also photos, videos, and notes. I am also a Facebook user. As many other users, putting my personal information is just a way of ‘advertising’ myself, so that everyone who are in my friend list can understand who I am. I post my interests in details because I want my friends know that I am not a boring personal. All is about portrait myself to the world, to keep in touch with my old friends and make new friends.

I think it is tough time for Facebook developers to think about privacy protection. In this way, users like myself can still be confident to upload personal information on Facebook.

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