PC World – Facebook Admits Ad Service Tracks Logged-Off Users

Facebook’s controversial Beacon ad system tracks users’ off-Facebook activities even if those users are logged off from the social-networking site and have previously declined having their activities on specific external sites broadcast to their Facebook friends, a company spokesman said via e-mail over the weekend.

Ok, let me get this straight. You’re not using the service but it is spying on you anyway. That’s spyware, plain and simple. I guess the users agreed to it in the Terms of Use. Now I’m glad I never installed it.

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