Selling You on Facebook – WSJ.com

Some of the most widely used apps on Facebook—the games, quizzes and sharing services that define the social-networking site and give it such appeal—are gathering volumes of personal information.  A Wall Street Journal examination of 100 of the most popular Facebook apps found that some seek the email addresses, current location and sexual preference, among other details, not only of app users but also of their Facebook friends. via Selling You on Facebook – WSJ.com.

 

6 thoughts on “Selling You on Facebook – WSJ.com

  1. Incredible– and not in a good way.

    I set up a bare-bones Facebook account awhile ago– I found that was the only way I could access information about a local music venue.

    I hadn’t planned to expand the account, and after reading this, I’m definitely not going to expand the account!! : )

    Thanks, as always, for keeping us informed.

  2. I don’t have a Facebook account, so haven’t gotten into these apps and games on FB. Doesn’t mean one is immune: one is only less immune.

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