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

Sep 21 2009 - 1:44am

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 [1], 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 [2] even after Facebook launched its opt out of Beacon option [3].

Well after a class-action lawsuit against Beacon, Facebook has finally agreed to shut it down completely [4]. They are also going to give $9.5 million towards an online privacy fund.

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