Facebook, We Have A Problem

Here’s an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal about a glitch in some social networking sites that are allowing personally identifiable information to leak out to advertisers. Check the link for the technical details, but in short, when visitors to sites like Facebook and MySpace click on advertisements, it appears that the advertisers may be able to determine the user name and other information. And in many cases, that happens despite assurances in many cases, that the social networking sites won’t share that information. Which means that thousands, if not millions of users may have had information shared despite assurances to the contrary. Does the term “class action” sound familiar?