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Facebook has suspended the use of a Google service which allowed people to export their Facebook friends list to other websites, claiming that the Google service violates users' privacy. Google recently released Friend Connect, a system which allows a user of social networking sites to export details from within those services …


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  1. Mike Crawshaw

    "which doesn’t respect the privacy standards our users have come to expect"

    He said THAT with a straight face????

  2. Simon Lacey

    Facebook and user privacy

    I'll write the comment when I've picked myself back up off the floor :)

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    Facebook once again...

    Problem is that Facebook is way overvalued. Most of investors noticed it already. There's no way it'll grow as fast as it did in the last 2 years, thus, by rules of Wall Street, it's value will decrease. So Zuckerberg is trying to at least stop some of suck^H^H^H customers from leaving to competitors. And competitors are everywhere, especially accepting that by their own stupidity Facebook is english only. Sorry what???

  4. Kane Silver badge

    "which doesn’t respect the privacy standards our users have come to expect"



    *cough-splutter-deep breath*




    pppleeassse make it stop!!!!



    Apologies, I had to express the absolute shock at what I had just read....

  5. Steven

    Just wet myself!

    "Claiming that the Google service violates users' privacy". Of course Facebook is a pinnacle of upstanding when it comes to users privacy...

  6. Anonymous Coward


    FAiLBook couldnt pay me to join their lovely antiprivacy database

    imagine a world where there are sites arguing over YOUR DATA

    oh wait thats what this is, jesus if its not the gov & phorm its failbook and google

    where will it end...

  7. Anonymous Coward

    applications that redistribute data in a way users might not expect or understand

    You mean like Facebook Beacon?


  8. Anonymous Coward
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    Mr. Kettel, please meet Mr. Pot

    And to think people watch TV when they can get entertainment like this?

  9. Steve

    Privacy expectations

    I'd have thought that this was *exactly* the kind of privacy protections that Facebook users have come to expect. At least, those who have been paying attention.

  10. Graham Marsden


    ... Surely this will allow them to find out who are the over-36-year-olds who are all potential kiddie fiddlers!

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