Facebook’s Latest About-Face (Pew Internet Life)

The top story on many tech news sites today is Facebook’s most recent “about-face” decision late last night to change some of the features of their new Beacon advertising program, which shared details about members’ purchases and other off-Facebook activities without providing an easy way to opt out.

But some observers argue that Facebook users, who routinely and willingly share many personal details with their friends, don’t have any grounds to complain about breaches to their privacy, calling them “hypocritical” and “willing to give up tons of privacy information for like, free crap.”
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