An embarrassed Facebook has backed down from using a feature which automatically tracked and reported member's online behavior and purchases. Facebook was posting information about members without their permission and authorization for everyone in their networks to see. I'm sure not everything you purchase online is something you'd like publicized on your Facebook page now, is it?
Imagine a closeted lawmaker getting exposed for buying a gay porn video or a married person buying an expensive gift for their lover? That could all require some painful explaining when it showed up on your Facebook page.
After getting a huge amount of grief for violating their customer's privacy Facebook has seen the light and is modifying this feature so members must opt into it. Christmas shopping season, especially, began playing havoc with gift purchases for many folks. The Post writes about a man who bought a ring for his wife for the holidy then saw her read about it on his Facebook page. Good thing for him it was for her.
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