W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-tracking@w3.org > September 2011

Re: Facebook tracking

From: Aleecia M. McDonald <aleecia@aleecia.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:36:08 -0400
Message-Id: <673A79D5-C975-4F74-B3E7-3DC830EE7D46@aleecia.com>
To: public-tracking@w3.org
A very nice summary, Karl. This also relates to Issue-26 on widgets and consent.


On Sep 25, 2011, at 3:25 PM, Karl Dubost wrote:

> Relevant to the work of this Working Group
> I guess it relates to ISSUE-10: What is a first party? [2]
>    Dave Winer wrote a timely piece this morning about 
>    how Facebook is scaring him since the new API 
>    allows applications to post status items to your 
>    Facebook timeline without a users intervention. It 
>    is an extension of Facebook Instant and they call 
>    it frictionless sharing. The privacy concern here 
>    is that because you no longer have to explicitly 
>    opt-in to share an item, you may accidentally 
>    share a page or an event that you did not intend 
>    others to see.
>    The advice is to log out of Facebook. But logging 
>    out of Facebook only de-authorizes your browser 
>    from the web application, a number of cookies 
>    (including your account number) are still sent 
>    along to all requests to facebook.com. Even if you 
>    are logged out, Facebook still knows and can track 
>    every page you visit. The only solution is to 
>    delete every Facebook cookie in your browser, or 
>    to use a separate browser for Facebook 
>    interactions.
>     Logging out of Facebook is not enough, [1]
> [1]: http://nikcub-static.appspot.com/logging-out-of-facebook-is-not-enough
> [2]: http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/track/issues/10
> -- 
> Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
> Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software
Received on Sunday, 25 September 2011 21:36:47 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Friday, 3 November 2017 21:44:40 UTC