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Facebook in Privacy Breach

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Many of the most popular applications, or "apps," on the social-networking site Facebook Inc. have been transmitting identifying information—in effect, providing access to people's names and, in some cases, their friends' names—to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found.

The issue affects tens of millions of Facebook app users, including people who set their profiles to Facebook's strictest privacy settings. The practice breaks Facebook's rules, and renews questions about its ability to keep identifiable information about its users' activities secure.

"Apps" are pieces of software that let Facebook's 500 million users play games or share common interests with one another. The Journal found that all of the 10 most popular apps on Facebook were transmitting users' IDs to outside companies.

The apps, ranked by research company Inside Network Inc. (based on monthly users), include Zynga Game Network Inc.'s FarmVille, with 59 million users, and Texas HoldEm Poker and FrontierVille. Three of the top 10 apps, including FarmVille, also have been transmitting personal information about a user's friends to outside companies.


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Zynga Games are fun ... for like 3 months.


I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.

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they get annoying quick


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I play two games because they're both short games that don't require constant maintainece....so i can play them when i'm bored at work...well, i could...they changed the flash player recently, so it's a huge lag on my work computer...blah....


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I was really into the FB games but someone hacked my account and was sending spam and weird shit out daily. So I had to shut down my account and delete all the apps. Now I have no issues :)


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