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Facebook Makes Changes to Beacon!

After a week of Facebook tracking our online purchases with an advertising program called Beacon, a petition was sparked by which stated: "Sites like Facebook must respect my privacy. They should not tell my friends what I buy on other sites--or let companies use my name to endorse their products--without my explicit permission."

Over 50,000 Facebook users signed the petition and on Thursday, Facebook released a statement outlining changes to Beacon, although it still manages to lack an easy way to avoid participating. You may not be able to opt out of Beacon completely, but your purchases won't be published without your "proactive consent," says Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. It will be interesting to see these changes in action and if Facebook follows through with their promises.

terryt18 terryt18 9 years
Dang facebook people.
joy76 joy76 9 years
ohh talk about mini feed, I hate it! You can't do anything without the annoying thing announcing to the whole world!!! Facebook I think is crap only doing it becos my friends are on it and it is just another diversion. Don't enjoy it a tinny bit as much as I enjoy fab :-)
NurseDeAnna NurseDeAnna 9 years
I like the newsfeed now, hated it when it first came out. I dont like the beacons though, I'm glad thats modified.
leahlarocco leahlarocco 9 years
Facebook is SO bad about sharing info....makes me glad I stuck with myspace
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Wow! That's quite a bit of people!
jdots24 jdots24 9 years
thats good news, i hate all the clutter that comes with the mini feed.
sahayra sahayra 9 years
Facebook keeps getting worse about privacy. When the minifeed came out there was an uproar and people started calling it Stalkerbook. Now people will know even more about your personal life. They did it all for the money.
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