Facebook Privacy

24 January 2008

Chris Soghoian’s blog on CNET.com has an article about Adrienne Felt’s work on privacy for web platforms with open APIs:  Exclusive: The next Facebook privacy scandal, c|net Blogs, January 23, 2008:

But a new study suggests there may be a bigger problem with the applications. Many are given access to far more personal data than they need to in order to run, including data on users who never even signed up for the application. Not only does Facebook enable this, but it does little to warn users that it is even happening, and of the risk that a rogue application developer can pose.

The report is available here: