Facebook as Malware
November 22, 2011 7:33 AM Subscribe
posted by Kimberly (79 comments total)
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Facebook has been criticized repeatedly for how it treats its users' privacy (this topic
to MeFi), but with the introduction of OpenGraph
) earlier this year, some are arguing that Facebook has gone beyond general privacy concerns and has become Malware
Now, we've shown that Facebook promotes captive content on its network ahead of content on the web, prohibits users from bringing open content into their network, warns users not to visit web content, and places obstacles in front of visits to web sites even if they've embraced Facebook's technologies and registered in Facebook's centralized database of sites on the web.
Some other interesting reading on this topic:
Why Facebook's Seamless Sharing is Wrong
Marshall Kirkpatrick thinks that Facebook is "violating the relationship between the web and its users."
How Facebook is ruining sharing
Molly Wood from CNET claims that Facebook is "ruining sharing."