The social-networking site confirms that its Beacon ad service is more intrusive and stealthy than previously acknowledged.

Facebook's controversial Beacon ad system tracks users' off-Facebook activities even if those users are logged off from the social-networking site and have previously declined having their activities on specific external sites broadcast to their Facebook friends, a company spokesman said via e-mail over the weekend.

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  1. Sasha December 3, 2007 at 11:24 PM  

    this is just scary
    looks like google is having a real competitor when it comes to datamining. ;)

  2. steven wilson December 4, 2007 at 6:17 AM  

    It is scary all the information that is collected on us througout our daily tasks.


  3. Anonymous December 7, 2007 at 2:55 PM  

    Boy, this burns me up. I'm going there right now and close my account. I've never really liked Facebook anyway, and now to find they've been tracking me. I hope they can't still track me after I sever my ties with them. Thanks for posting about this Steve- I had no idea what they were doing.

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