Now Play with Caution on Facebook – You definitely aren’t safe!

Be very careful when you go clicking all over Facebook. Facebook, as well all know is a bedrock of tons of applications that make sure that you spend as much time as possible on the website, a boon for Social media for sure. These applications are catchy, interesting, engaging and completely viral. But the next time you Grant Access to one of these applications to access your basic information (your profile, your friends list, your wall etc) make sure you won’t be handing your private info directly into the hands of the marketers, who sooner than later would surely bombard you with promotion schemes and even sell your profile information to others!

The latest Privacy concerns to hit Facebook come from the same place. One of the most popular games on Facebook, Farmville did just that. It was recently accused of improperly sharing identifying information about users with advertisers and Web tracking companies.

Now that’s a grave privacy risk that had previously led thousands of users to Quit Facebook and with these allegations being confirmed as facts by Facebook itself, we surely see a user backlash in the very near future. It’s about time the Facebook pulled up its socks and went for broke in terms of providing atleast user satisfaction in privacy.

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2 Responses to “Now Play with Caution on Facebook – You definitely aren’t safe!”

  • shama parveen says:

    This is kind of breach of trust. Facebook being so popular social networking site need to be more vigilant and take measures to stop such incidents to happen.

  • Megha says:

    I have observed that for the last couple of months facebook is giving more emphasis on privacy factor. So, before clicking anything in the facebook page you need to be extra cautious.

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