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Originally posted by Highlander64
Facebook tracks you even after logging out
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In alarming new revelations, Woollongong-based Nik Cubrilovic conducted tests, which revealed that when you log out of Facebook, rather than deleting its tracking cookies, the site merely modifies them, maintaining account information and other unique tokens that can be used to identify you.
Whenever you visit a web page that contains a Facebook button or widget, your browser is still sending details of your movements back to Facebook, Cubrilovic says.
Facebook's new Timelines feature creates a chronological scrapbook of major events in your life. Photo: AFP
"Even if you are logged out, Facebook still knows and can track every page you visit," Cubrilovic wrote in a blog post.
edit on 25-9-2011 by Highlander64 because: (no reason given)edit on 25-9-2011 by Highlander64 because: (no reason given)
Mod Edit: Review This Link: Breaking Alternative News Guidelines -- Copy the Exact Headlineedit on 9/26/2011 by semperfortis because: (no reason given)
•John Doerr, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
•Carol Bartz, president and CEO, Yahoo!
•John Chambers, CEO and chairman, Cisco Systems
•Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
•Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO, Oracle
•Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix
•John Hennessy, president, Stanford University
•Steve Jobs, chairman and CEO, Apple
•Art Levinson, chairman and former CEO, Genentech
•Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO, Google
•Steve Westly, managing partner and founder, Westly Group
•Mark Zuckerberg, founder, president and CEO, Facebook
Originally posted by Expat888
those that are stupid enough to use farcebook get what they deserve.
no surprise it tracks them even when they leave ..
Dont worry big brother will take good care of all his children on farcebook after all he has their best interests at heart ...
Bye Bye facebook.