Facebook Employees File for Tracking Patent

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 03 October 2011 15:21

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A patent was recently found, filed by various employees of Facebook, that describes "A method for tracking information about the activities of users of a social networking system while on another domain..." Yes, even after a Facebook spokesperson said, "We do not share or sell the information we see when you visit a website with a Facebook social plugin to third parties and we do not use it to deliver ads to you." Another Facebook employee said, "Generally, unlike other major Internet companies, we have no interest in tracking people." So what's with the patent? So far there is no word from Facebook about this, but I'm sure they're getting hammered with questions about it. You can read the entire patent here, if you're interested. In the mean time, if you don't care about being tracked, then oh well. If you do care but aren't sure what to do about it because you still want to use Facebook, check out this guide about securely browsing Facebook.