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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Another reason why privacy policies don't matter...

The folks at the IMPACT blog has a great post about privacy issues created by Facebook Apps. Basically, most Facebook users don't understand that those 'super cool' applications they are downloading may collect their information and do who knows what with it.

So even if (and it's a big if) a User has taken the time to read the Facebook privacy policy, they are not necessarily made aware of the privacy practices of the third party application providers. Same with Myspace and the widget providers, btw.

There's been a good deal of talk about the impact that widgets have had on the business of online research....

... Need to have some talk about their impact on user privacy.
posted by Alan on Sunday, July 22, 2007

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