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Facebook is being sued for breaking privacy and wire-tapping laws by introducing Facebook Beacon - the ad service which tracked what you did on other websites. If you bought something on a partner site working with Facebook then this fact would be displayed on your profile page for all your friends to see. Users were signed up …


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  1. Echowitch
    Paris Hilton

    I-Spy Zuckerberg

    Why oh why does Zuckerberg seem to think that everyone should know everything about what everyone else is doing ?? Perhaps he should have a live streaming camera crew follow him around all day for a year, (and follow him and record him doing EVERYTHING,) and see if he's so willing to sign everyone up to being constantly watched then !!!

    Paris coz she's used to be filmed =)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Gates Halo

    Jumps on bandwagon

    oi scamps get on yahoo. I need to talk to you about Stu [-]

  3. Jon Brunson

    Facbook down

    I guess that's why I can't get to Facebook atm then...

  4. steve hayes

    They deserve to be made an example of

    Anybody, (Including Phorm) that wants to go with this Opt out model concerning privacy should be hung drawn and quartered.

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  6. Bill Murray
    Black Helicopters


    i cant believe that , why would facebook even consider using such a utlity. it couln't not result in being sued....

  7. David Webb

    The irony

    Anyone else see the irony in setting up a Facebook page for the suit?

  8. frito_x

    Defending your purchases...

    This reminded me of the scene in "coupling" with this guy (steve, i think) defending men watching porn. I see lots of poor guys doing that now. What was the name of the movie they were "discussing"?

  9. frito_x

    Defending your purchases...

    This reminds of that "coupling" episode where this guy (steve, i think) stands up and defends men watching pr0n (trying to get past the filter here) i see a lot of guys doing that just now.

  10. Anonymous Coward
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    RE: Defending your purchases...

    It was Lesbian Spank Inferno.

  11. Anomalous Cowherd Silver badge

    Lesbian Spank Inferno

    Always wanted to head up a comment with that one - thanks frito_x

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I'm disgusted!

    I went to my usual porn site, and there was a banner telling all my friends I had a Facebook account...

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