back to article Facebook is VIOLATING your SEXUAL privacy, warn Belgian data cops

Belgium’s privacy watchdog has pilloried Facebook for its tracking of users and non-users, saying it is in breach of EU law. The Commission de Protection de la Vie Privée (CPVP) said it was staggered by the fashion in which Facebook tramples users’ rights and tracks them across the web whether they want it or not. The Belgian …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Facebook is VIOLATING your SEXUAL privacy, warn Belgian data cops.

    That's ok only cnuts use it anyway

  2. O RLY

    The first sentence of the article: "Belgium’s privacy watchdog has slammed Facebook for its tracking of users and non-users" (emphasis mine). Your reading comprehension is nearly as good as your spelling.

    1. Ian Michael Gumby
      Black Helicopters

      Now replace Facebook with Google...

  3. Graham Marsden
    Meh

    And Facebook replied...

    ... Meh! Who gives a Zuck?

  4. Mark 85 Silver badge

    So what else is new? FB wants to be the new Google... Now if there were was a sure-fire way of stopping the slurping from the likes of them and the 5-eyes other than staying offline, that would be news.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Care to offer a link to that report?

    "One of the biggest concerns raised in a report drawn up for the Commission by the University of Leuven and iMinds "

    1. Patrick R
      Holmes

      Re: Care to offer a link to that report?

      http://www.law.kuleuven.be/icri/en/news/item/icri-cir-advises-belgian-privacy-commission-in-facebook-investigation

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Care to offer a link to that report?

        Shukran.

        1. Vic

          Re: Care to offer a link to that report?

          Shukran.

          Surely "Zuckran" ?

          Vic.

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: Care to offer a link to that report?

            > Surely "Zuckran" ?

            Funny. :-) But shukran is a transliteration of the Arabic interjection !شكرا, meaning simply "gracias".

  6. Iain Gilbert

    Oh the ironing of no-script blocking a facebook script on the register's page talking about facebook's creepy tracking.

    1. nematoad Silver badge

      "Oh the ironing..."

      Yeah, you shouldn't get too starchy over Facebook's practises.

      Could it be that you meant irony?

      1. Iain Gilbert

        Never!

        ;)

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It is kind of ironic ...

    ... that Ghostery reports that it is blocking Facebook Connect on El Reg articles (but not on the comments pages).

  8. Fihart

    Does this work ?

    As I like to use Facebook, I do so exclusively via Firefox with History turned off. All other browsing is via Opera.

  9. squigbobble

    Stupid skim-reading brain

    misread it as "Facebook is VIOLATING your SEXUAL potency"

  10. squigbobble

    FB ads vs. my life

    The only thing I've noticed about them is they consistently try to sell me something I've just bought or sold (yes, sold) on eBay.

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