People commonly recommend that you log out of Facebook in order to protect your privacy, but that’s simply not enough.
Facebook uses numerous cookies that keep tabs on you as you browse around the Internet, regardless of whether you’re logged in or not.
Any page with Facebook functionality on it — Like buttons, Share buttons, etc. — will still capture your activity and send it to Facebook.
We think this is unacceptable. If you’re a Firefox user, here’s how to delete these cookies and keep Facebook away from you.
How To Hack Facebook In 51 Seconds
So Byron Ng isn’t a real Facebook hacker. But apparently it isn’t hard to become one, if you’ve got any technical skills at all. Hacking Facebook is a cottage industry, with hundreds or thousands of unpaid workers beavering away. The video below shows how to monkey with your friends “Moods” app — in less than 1 minute.
Right now the worst case-scenario for Facebook apps usually means someone’s private photos get exposed — and even the most gullible Facebook user there’s no such thing as true privacy on the Web. (Right?) But as Facebook gets more ambitious — see its upcoming PayPal-like currency — that’s going to change.
Is Facebook easier to hack than other sites of similar size? How about compared to other social networks? And if so, what should Zuckerburger & Co. do about it? Let us know in comments.
- What To Do When Facebook Account Is Hacked (thegeeksclub.com)
- Facebook hit with $15 billion class action user tracking lawsuit (zdnet.com)
- Your Facebook Friends Can Tell If You’re Ignoring Their Chats (forbes.com)
- The Ultimate Guide To Facebook Login (allfacebook.com)