The move builds on the Palo Alto, Calif., company’s December revision of its privacy rules that made far more user information — including individual status updates — public by default. Under the new proposal, Facebook could then provide that data to “pre-approved third party websites and applications” unless a user opted out of that feature.
The idea sounds a little like Beacon in reverse: Where that now-shuttered program had Facebook publishing details of users’ activities on other sites to their Facebook profiles, here Facebook would push some of their profile data out to other sites. […]
Beacon ended badly, with Facebook paying $9.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit, and this venture might as well. It’s already drawn sharp criticism from ReadWriteWeb and All Facebook, among other sites. […]
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