This week, Facebook made some changes to the way it interacts with other websites. The changes make it easier for third-party sites to personalize themselves for visitors who happen to also be Facebook members.
Of course, this raised privacy issues, especially when it comes to sites that aren’t Facebook using Facebook users’ data for any reason.
If you want to read up on these changes and some of the concerns about them, may I recommend:
- The Ultimate Guide To 11 BIG Facebook Changes–And What They Mean (Huffington Post)
- Facebook socializes the Web with powerful new plugins (SocialBeat)
- Facebook’s bid to socialise the web (London Telegraph)
- Facebook’s Instant Personalization Is the Real Privacy Hairball (GigaOm)
- Updated: Facebook Further Reduces Your Control Over Personal Information (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
- Facebook’s New Features and Your Privacy: Everything You Need To Know (PC World)
- What new Facebook updates might mean for your privacy (USA Today)
- Facebook’s Social Solution to Connect the Web Could Get Scary — Fast (BNET)
- Some Facebook users are not fans of new instant personalization feature (Los Angeles Times)