Saturday, December 01, 2007

Protests force Facebook to change

This is so fucking bizarre I find it hard to wrap my head around it.

People are uncomfortable if their buying habits are shared?

They don't realize the goddamn government is looking at their online purchases, bank, phone and medical records, their emails and chats and who-knows-what? But God forbid Facebook tell Lands' End they're buying a sweater from Eddie Bauer!!!1!!

Give me a fucking break.

Americans (people?) can be teh stupid.
Facebook members have forced the social networking site to change the way a controversial ad system worked. More than 50,000 Facebook users signed a petition calling on the company to alter or abandon its Beacon advertising technology. When Facebook users shopped online, Beacon told friends and businesses what they looked at or bought. Many considered the data sharing to be an intrusion that exposed them to more scrutiny than was comfortable.

Actually, because she has "Eddie Bauer Hazard" (protesting nanotechnology) painted on her back, she probably won't be shopping there even though it looks like she could use a sweater, but many men might be enticed.

Via The Signs.



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