Thursday, June 11, 2009

Facebook Privacy: The App Gap

Joseph Bonneau's article "How Privacy Fails: The Facebook Privacy Debacle" points to deeper application data sharing concerns with Facebook's enforcement. His digging showed session parameters being passed to 3rd parties, in violation of Facebook's rules. More details on this issue can be found here.

These issues will make a great addition to awareness materials I'm preparing - while AllFacebook's 10 Privacy Settings are becoming more widely known, the risks of providing data to the whole host of quizzes, tests, and throwaway apps that populate Facebook are still largely unexplored by most users.

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