Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Facebook acknowledges privacy problems, makes you imagine the worst for Yatedo

Monday, the 18th of October 2010, Facebook publicly discussed problems with handling user information. It seems that the company had recently learned that several applications were passing a piece of data known as a user ID to outside companies in a way that violated its privacy policy. User IDs are unique numbers assigned to Facebook members that are used by Facebook and its applications to identify them. The applications on Facebook, including games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars, are transmitting user IDs to third parties. Three of those applications were also transmitting information about a user's friends.

Just imagine than what Yatedo can do with your illegally obtained information. Not only they have saved your profile information without you agreeing on it, but they also can do whatever they want with your information!

Act now against Yatedo's privacy abuse! Write to the French Privacy authority (CNIL) and your national privacy authority describing your problem and experience with Yatedo. They can act against Yatedo now and protect your information!

Do not subscribe to Yatedo and instruct your friends not to subscribe, otherwise your information can still be stolen if linked with them! By not subscribing, you are making sure that, in time, their information becomes obsolete and that Yatedo will be closed by "old age".

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