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Facebook Dims the Beacon Spotlight

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posted on Nov, 30 2007 @ 02:15 AM
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Facebook Dims the Beacon Spotlight


www.businesswee k.com

The social network gives in to complaints, granting users greater control over a system that shares information about Web activity

Facebook made modifications to a controversial advertising system that many users considered an invasion of privacy. On Nov. 29, the social network gave users greater control over the tool, known as Beacon, which broadcasts what they do on partner sites to other Facebook users.

As a result of Facebook's changes, users must first give their permission before information is shared. "No stories will be published without users proactively consenting," Facebook said in a statement sent to media outlets late on Nov. 29.

Facebook's changes were tentatively hailed as a victory by MoveOn, the public policy group that organized a petition to convert Beacon to an "opt-in" system. More than 50,000 Facebook members had signed the nine-day-old Web document by Nov 29.
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posted on Nov, 30 2007 @ 02:15 AM
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Nice to see that some things can change for the better, rather than having all you do controlled by others.

This is a plus for ATS too, seeing as they are doing all they can ensure this site runs efficiently and effectively.

just in case you've not read the post in ATS regarding this sort of thing, here's the link..
www.abovetopsecret.com...'

www.businesswee k.com
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