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Info goes to Facebook even if you opt out

Computer Associates says that info about users’ activities on cooperating sites is flowing back to Facebook even after the user opts out. According to PC Week:

If a user has ever checked the option for Facebook to “remember me” — which saves the user from having to log on to the site upon every return to it — Facebook can tie his activities on third-party Beacon sites directly to him, even if he’s logged off and has opted out of the broadcast. If he has never chosen this option, the information still flows back to Facebook, although without it being tied to his Facebook ID…

Maybe Facebook isn’t doing anything with the data. But why should we have to trust FB on this?

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