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October 18th, 2010
10:21 AM ET

Newest Facebook Privacy Concern

If you're on Facebook, listen up. The Wall Street Journal reports most of the popular "applications" on the site... like "Farmville," have been sending profile names to advertising and internet tracking companies and in some cases the names of friends are being sent too.

Facebook says it's taking steps to correct the problem and there is no evidence any personal information was mis-used. Still, we're talking about a potential problem for tens of millions of people! That's not what friends are for! CNN’s Kyra Phillips talked about this with technology journalist Paul Gillin.

Watch CNN Newsroom with Kyra Phillips Monday-Friday from 9am-11am ET.

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  1. R. A.

    what was missing in the report I just saw is that the frat members will some day soon be employees, managers, and may be employers. As soon as they graduate from Yale will these attitudes change, or will the attitudes get carried into the work place and continue to be ugly, disrespectful, and even illegal. The participants should at a minimum suspended for a short period of time and the leaders suspended for the remainder of the term.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:52 am |
  2. johnson

    Did facebook block the offending applications over concerns with privacy or because they did not want to see someone else competing with them in selling that information which would drive down prices?

    October 21, 2010 at 1:36 am |
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