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Google engineering gaggle flees Facebook.
'When I complain about privacy, I use Google Buzz'
A gaggle of Google engineers have expressed their displeasure with Facebook's latest effort to share your data with third-party sites, and many have gone so far as to deactivate their accounts.
This includes the Delphic Oracle of the SEO world, Matt Cutts, who announced his Facebook deactivation with a post to Twitter. Cutts didn't say why he deactivated, but the move came just hours after Facebook introduced an "instant personalization" thingy that automatically feeds your Facebook profile data to certain third-party sites when you - or your Facebook "friends" - pay a visit.
"When you and your friends visit an instantly personalized site, the partner can use your public Facebook information, which includes your name, profile picture, gender, and connections," Facebook says. Facebook displays a banner across the top of the website when this happens, but the onus is on the user to opt-out. And we all know that the average user isn't exactly aware of what's going on.
Google engineering gaggle flees Facebook ? The Register
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