Oct. 19, 2010 at 1:24 PM ET
"Given the number of current users, the rate at which that number grows worldwide, and the age range of Facebook users, combined with the amount and the nature of information these users place in Facebook's trust, this series of breaches of consumer privacy is a cause for concern."
"If you do stuff online, people are tracking it and putting it into a database and trying to sell you stuff based on that. There’s not much you can do about it except not be online. And it’s not all that bad, really, to get ads for diapers when you’re having a baby, or ads for cars when you are looking to buy a car. Life will go on."The Electronic Frontier Foundation
"Facebook reassures privacy-conscious users by pointing to the developer agreement that requires app providers to take strong steps to protect privacy. But given that Facebook apps have been found to be leaking data that Facebook promised to protect five months ago, it's obvious that Facebook has no way of effectively enforcing those rules for the countless apps on the Facebook Platform. "Facebook simply can't claim that apps are safe to use when serious privacy issues around apps -- like this referrer security breach -- are abundant and endemic."