Facebook Snoopers Outed By Facebook Group
Facebook's now infamous "Beacon" system, which turns its unwitting members into unwitting "fan-sumers," took a major hit today when a renegade Facebook group published a list of commercial participants in its nefarious scheme. They include some small fish and plenty of big brands. Latest talk is of a consumer boycott of these services this Holiday Season: this is a good example of what can happen when a big brand lies down with privacy-stealing fleas. Let the blowback begin!
The list (so far):
CBS Interactive (CBSSports.com & Dotspotter)
National Basketball Association
Sony Online Entertainment LLC