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Facebook Privacy Fail

April 23rd, 2010 · 6 Comments · Personal, tech

Facebook is again violating personal information: As of today, there is a new privacy setting called “Instant Personalization” that shares data with non-Facebook websites and it is automatically set to “Allow.”

Go to Account > Privacy Settings > Applications and Websites > Edit Setting (for Instant Personalization) and uncheck “Allow.” Click on the screenshot below for a larger picture! Also, check out CNN’s article on Facebook’s most recent changes.

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  • samh

    Mine was off by default. Either Facebook decided to change the default to off by the time I checked, or it was based on the piles of other privacy settings that I've crunched down on.

  • http://www.socentvc.com/ Mark Chou

    Thanks for the update, Sam. If other people can confirm that Facebook has changed the default to “off,” then please let me know, and I'll update this post.

  • Justin

    I just went on my Facebook and unchecked mine. It was checked by default.

    - Justin

  • http://www.socentvc.com/ Mark Chou

    Got it. Looks like Sam was just ahead of the game, then! Haha.

  • Unbelievable

    Mine was checked by default.

    This is absolutely egregious. What the f**k, Facebook? Are you kidding me? Mark Zuckerberg–get your head out of your @$$ and start looking at your competitors, their models, and their challenges with privacy. What actually makes you think that you can get away with this garbage? This is what you get when a child runs a serious company. Ludicrous.

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