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Beware of Facebook Apps!

Written on October 19, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Getting into too much of Facebook apps can be a problem in the future. Some apps might be leaking your user id to third-party companies. Indeed, Facebook still needs to work hard on their privacy settings.

The Wall Street Journal has reported that some Facebook applications have been leaking user information to third-party companies. Included in the list are Zynga’s FarmVille, Texas HoldEm Poker and FrontierVille. Facebook has confirmed this issue in a blog post.

And though knowing the UID of a user does not enable anyone to access a private information, it can still be very revealing — depending on the user’s privacy settings. Even if a user has set the strictest privacy setting available, the ID may still show his or her name and list of Friends. And with an application that has a tad full of players, sharing them to an advertising company can be very daunting in the long run. The real issue here is the matter of trust. And albeit Facebook is working their very hard to protect the privacy of its users, the latest incident implies otherwise.

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