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Facebook Instant Personalization Pilot Program

If you have been been to my page here within the past few weeks you would have noticed a small application  on the right side of the page. It looks like this

What that is is basically a social plugin from Facebook. I call it facebook going into the internet. A part of plugin was being able to embed the “Like” button onto any page. I could put it in all my pages, so if you like the article you can click like and your friends would know you have liked the article. What are the implications? Well, basically if your not logged out of facebook and you have visited my site you are still being tracked by facebook. It will know where you have been(pages). Therefore I have removed the plugin from my site.

Continuing on the facebook privacy invasion, comes Facebook’s instant personalization pilot program.

Then as usual facebook automatically opt’s in people into their programs without informing the users. For pilot program, you should request to join. But for facebook it automatically puts you into the program. What does this mean to you? When you go to sites other than facebook they will know who you are and where you came from.  

How to disable them ?

Accounts > Privacy Settings

Applications and Websites

Edit Setting

Control how select partners can personalize their features with my public information when I first arrive on their websites. Since you already posted everything to facebook. They know everything about you already. 

Uncheck the boxEven unchecking the box does not really help if your still sharing, “Please keep in mind that if you opt out, your friends may still share public Facebook information about you to personalize their experience on these partner sites unless you block the application.” So even if I have disable sharing my information you may have been sharing your information and MY information. 

Besides me being annoyed that I was automatically opted in, there is another story which you should read, better than what I wrote. Link

Figure it out.