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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.

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LonelyShifter LonelyShifter 7 years
Now that it's gone, I might actually make a Facebook. Keyword: might...
kitkatherine kitkatherine 7 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 7 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
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