07 July 2012

From the Mouths of Babes

Some may remember that Groklaw started as a means to track the progress of various SCO litigations. For a few years, if not from the beginning (I forget), there has been a "News Picks" column. The entries are precises or cuts from titled stories. Today's includes the following. To clarify, the first bracketed text is my edit, while the second is in the original.

[Facebook] is tracking the apps that people use through its popular Facebook Connect feature, which lets users log into millions of websites and apps as varied as Amazon.com, LinkedIn and Yelp with their Facebook identity. The company then targets ads based on that data, said people familiar with the company's plans.

Facebook may also track what people do on the apps, though it hasn't made a final decision, said one of the people.

[PJ: This may be a new way to test IQs. If you are on Facebook after all this, how dumb are you?]

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