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退出网站后,Facebook 仍追踪用户信息获利

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小编摘要:信息时代的今天,个人隐私泄露问题真是防不胜防啊!

导读:在最近爆出的一次隐私问题中,Face Book被迫证实它一直跟踪记录7.5亿用户的隐私信息,即使当用户在使用其他网站时。大多数人可能会认为在他们退出Facebook后就不会再受到监视,然而网络达人发现,事实并非如此。事实上,用户的数据定期被传送到该社交网站的服务器,帮助Facebook每年从广告中盈利数十亿英镑,因为这些都是非常有价值的信息。一起看新闻是怎么说的吧!

'We didn't mean to track you' says Facebook as social network giant admits to 'bugs' in new privacy row

In its latest privacy blunder, the social networking site was forced to confirm that it has been constantly tracking its 750million users, even when they are using other sites.

The social networking giant says the huge privacy breach was simply a mistake - that software automatically downloaded to users' computers when they logged in to Facebook 'inadvertently' sent information to the company, whether or not they were logged in at the time.

Most would assume that Facebook stops monitoring them after they leave its site, but technology bloggers discovered this was not the case.

In fact, data has been regularly sent back to the social network’s servers – data that could be worth billions when creating 'targeted' advertising based on the sites users visit.

The website’s practices were exposed by Australian technology blogger Nik Cubrilovic and have provoked a furious response across the internet.

Facebook claims to have 'fixed' the issue - and 'thanked' Mr Cubrilovic for pointing it out - while simultaneously claiming that it wasn't really an issue in the first place.

Mr Cubrilovic found that when you sign up to Facebook it automatically puts files known as ‘cookies’ on your computer which monitor your browsing history.

This is still the case. But Facebook claims the cookies no longer send information while you are logged out of its site. If you are logged in to Facebook, the cookies  will still send the information, and they remain on your computer unless you manually delete them.

They send Facebook your IP address - the 'unique identifier' address of your PC - and information on whether you have visited millions of websites: anything with a Facebook ‘like’ or ‘recommend’ button on it.

'We place cookies on the computer of the user,' said a Facebook spokesperson - and admitted that some Facebook cookies send back the address of users' PCs and sites they had visited, even while logged out.

'Three of these cookies inadvertently included unique identifiers when the user had logged out of Facebook. We did not store these for logged out users. We could not have used this information.'

However, the site spokesperson said that the 'potential issue' had now been 'fixed' so that the cookies will no longer broadcast information: 'We fixed the cookies so they won't include unique information in the future when people log out.'

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2011-09-30 09:57 编辑:Day_Day_Up1990
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