Skip Nav
Geek Culture
See "World's Biggest Git" Percy Weasley in a WHOLE New Way
Geek Culture
Whoa, This Harry Potter Theory Will Change Your Entire Perspective on Slytherins
Geek Culture
This Guy Caught Every Pokémon Available, Becoming the First Pokémon Master

Facebook Finally Shuts Down Facebook Beacon

Facebook Beacon Goes Bye Bye. . . It Won't Be Missed

Just uttering the words Facebook Beacon gives me the heebie jeebies. Who can forget when FB rolled out its little mini-feed, which automatically shared your purchasing info, right on your profile for everyone to see? But it didn't stop there, we soon learned that there were a number of third-party sites tracking your buying habits even after Facebook launched its opt out of Beacon option.

Well after a class-action lawsuit against Beacon, Facebook has finally agreed to shut it down completely. They are also going to give $9.5 million towards an online privacy fund.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
LonelyShifter LonelyShifter 6 years
Now that it's gone, I might actually make a Facebook. Keyword: might...
kitkatherine kitkatherine 6 years
thank goodness. that was part of the reason i stopped using it. it told everyone when i did stuff on blockbuster. or did anything. awful
kitkatherine kitkatherine 6 years
thank goodness.that was part of the reason i stopped using it.it told everyone when i did stuff on blockbuster.or did anything.awful
Brick Wall Optical Illusion Photo
Woman Responds to Dani Mathers Body Shaming
Why You Have to Unfollow Your Ex on Facebook
How Much Are Selena Gomez's Social Media Posts Worth?
Facebook Parenting Groups Every Mom Should Follow
What the "Safety Check" Feature Reveals About Facebook's Changing Role
Former Detroit Police Officer Speaks Out on Facebook

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
X