Facebook's 'Like This' Button is Tracking You

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Fri, Dec 3rd, 2010 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Website thinq.co.uk warns that because more and more third party sites are using the 'Like This' button and Facebook Connect, "Facebook's tentacles reach way beyond the confines of its own web sites and subscriber base." Reportedly, the (unsurprising) warning comes from Arnold Roosendaal, a doctoral candidate at the Tilburg University for Law, Technology and Society. The Dutch researcher believes that Facebook is tracking and tracing everyone, whether they use the social networking site or not.

Facebook's very questionable privacy ethics bring the question closer to home with this issue: should con.ca remove our Like button and gain on the privacy? Or should we stick with it and gain on the obvious traffic it generates? Do websites have their own ethics they need to follow? What are your thoughts?

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