Facebook: Secretly adding apps to your profile
Facebook, once the exciting new thing to replace your MySpace habits, is having a bad time of it, PR-wise. Constant tinkering means the social networking site is always buggy and doesn't do as it should, making people either leave the site in droves or, more irritatingly, start thousands of groups on Facebook to complain about Facebook.
When the site itself is behaving, more and more news appears that makes the site look like it is being run by a bunch of evil bastards determined to invade your privacy.
And they're at it again as Facebook is putting apps into your profile without asking. If you want to stop, alas, it isn't as easy as checking or un-checking a box in your privacy settings.
What happens is this: You visit a site while you're logged into Facebook and an app for the site you're visiting quietly adds itself to your Facebook profile. You don't even have to have a Facebook window open and nor do you need to be signed in to these things to appear. There's no telling you, no opt-out system... it's a crock of shit quite frankly.
However, there is a way of sorting this out, and visit MacWorld for a small guide.
This news comes on the back of another admin boob which allowed Faecbook users to see who people had been voting for. Its not good form to show everyone's voting habits to each other is it?
These constant privacy issues are getting a bit tiresome now aren't they? Are people going to start walking away from Facebook or do they really not give a shit?